TOYBOYS

 

 

 

«Moment of Limitations» (2012)

 

The dance company TOYBOYS was founded in 2002 by choreographers and dancers Terje Tjøme Mossige and Ulf Nilseng. During the years 2002 – 2013, they created ten performances:

 

«While we are sleeping» (2002)

«BOYROOM» (2004)

«Ubarberte samtaler» (2006)

«NON STOP – LYDLØS» (2007)

«The man at the tramstop» (2008)

«To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up» (2009) «There's nothing new under the sun» (2010)

«Love and moving moments» (2011)

«Moment of Limitations» (2012)

«Hanged Puff» (2013).

 

 

TOYBOYS were known to be a free-speaking male duo addressing what is different and deviant. They aimed to project a floating identity and wished to turn their backs on constructed, narrow frameworks, and on gender prejudice. Their performances were based on a mixture of humor and gravity, challenging the limits of normal behavior. As gay artists, it was important for them to present art that revolved around the term queer. They wished to broaden the understanding of identity through focusing on the acceptance of several parallel gender categories. These themes were focal points and trademarks of all TOYBOYS' works.

 

«The man at the tramstop» (2008)

 

«There's nothing new under the sun» (2010)

 

«There's nothing new under the sun» (2010)

 

«To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up» (2009)

 

«There's nothing new under the sun» (2010)

 

«Moment of Limitations» (2012)