DDF News — 25 Sep 2019
Stereotype-breaking, gender-defying fun in Meeting House Square
Princesses Can Be Pirates by Mónica Muñoz Marín brought us an afternoon of whimsical fun that entertained the young, and not-so-young alike!
The sun was out and Meeting House Square was abuzz as families streamed in to see the jam-packed performance of Princesses Can Be Pirates.
Posing a simple but big question, "what is 'normal' behaviour for girls and for boys?", two performers playfully challenged our preconceptions as they swapped toys and activities, defying stereotypes and breaking the norm.
Deirdre Griffin and Matt Szczerek in Princesses Can Be Pirates by Mónica Muñoz Marín © Jon Riordan
This free outdoor dance performance had young audience members from 4 years and up laughing out loud at the hilarious antics of the performers and holding their breath at the gravity-defying acrobatics.
Princesses Can Be Pirates by Mónica Muñoz Marín © Jon Riordan
There's no doubt that audiences were thoroughly entertained, but perhaps most importantly, young audiences were engaged as they absorbed the message of individuality, diversity and acceptance that was so sensitively brought to life in this performance.
Watch this short video to experience it all for yourself...