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Breaking news worldwide, snare drums, trumpets, three loud gongs! The greatest show has finally arrived in town! And that’s not all, we have a statement from the dancers themselves: “Come to our dressing room, we will make the roses bloom”. There are no secrets in heaven, flames don’t lie. This is the excess of three burning dancing souls. This is the rise of the superstars. You want them higher, stronger, deeper, clever, naughty, bold and kiss forever? They will do what it takes.

dragON aka PHOENIX is a picturesque show where holding back is not an option. Abusing literalness and borrowing musical theatre logics, this work problematises the potential absurdities of choreography and dance.

dragON aka PHOENIX is the second work of the project dragON, a choreographic trilogy coauthored by Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas, (aka STEAM ROOM). The project deals with the protest and celebration body in the dragging scene, exploring their correlation within dance and choreography.

Choreography and dance: Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas aka STEAM ROOM.

Music: Tsvetan Momchilov.

Lyrics and vocals: Dragana Zarevska.

Stage and costume design: Mihaela Dobreva.

Graphic design: Gjorgji Despodov.

Special thanks to Anna Szigó for dramaturgical support.

Produced by STEAM ROOM and Garage Collective. Coproduced with Workshop Foundation under the programme line Creative Crossroads in the framework of Life Long Burning project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. This project is realised with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and the National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria.

Supported by National Community Centre Vasil Levski, Performance Room, Moving Body Festival, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance, Skopje Pride Weekend, VIZ!, Jasmin Magazine.