In JUST Queens, Go Go Dance Group Kuumat Putket approaches the female clichés from around the corner in a form of a drag show. They bring onstage a show in which the categories of gender and performance slide sideways.
This easily seductive as well as artistically ambitious performance is built upon the physical and sensual stage presence of the performers. It mixes genres from contemporary dance, drag, burlesque, pop entertainment, theatre and performance art. Queens, warriors, icy divas and odd creatures enter the stage and shine bright.
JUST Queens is based on the original idea of Satu Herrala, who co-directed the work together with Maija Mustonen and the rest of the Go Go Dance Group Kuumat Putket.
Performance and choreography: Elina Hauta-aho, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Heli Meklin, Noora Nenonen, Linda Priha, Anni Rissanen, Paula Tuovinen, Aino Voutilainen
Concept and choreography: Satu Herrala in collaboration with Maija Mustonen
Costume design: Jari Koljonen
Sound design: Viljami Lehtonen
Light design: Saija Nojonen
Assistant performer: Johannes Purovaara
Photo: Katri Naukkarinen, Maija Mustonen
Production: Go Go Dance Group Kuumat Putket
With the support of: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation – Arts Council of Uusimaa
Premiere: June 2013 at KokoTheatre, Helsinki, as a part of Kaktus Festival