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Interrogating displacement, cultural hybridity and power, Warrior Queens delves into ancestry and lineage inspired by the legendary folk myth of Hua Mulan and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.


Choreographed by House of Absolute Creative Director and Olivier-Award nominated Julia Cheng, this work explores yin yang energy, identity and the adversity of the modern-day warrior. Embedded in a live musical soundscape with percussion from Beibei Wang and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra.


Warrior Queens is supported by Sadler’s Wells, Philharmonia Orchestra, University of Bedfordshire, DanceEast and Arts Council England.

Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens

Cast and Production Team

Creative Director and Choreographer: Julia Cheng

Musical Director, Vocalist and Dance Artist: Ffion Campbell-Davies

Movement Assistant and Dance Artist: Faye Reader

Dance Artists: Jonadette Carpio, Paris Crossley, Chandenie Gobardhan, Sera Maehara, Faye Stoeser

Philharmonia Orchestra Musicians: Violin - Paula Clifton-Everest, Bassoon - Guylaine Eckersley, Flute - Anna Kondrashina

Percussion: Beibei Wang

Rehearsal Director and Creative Consultant: Dickson Mbi

Executive Producer: Emily Labhart

Set Design: Ruby Law

Video Design: Ruby Law

Lighting Design: Joshie Harriette

Costume Design: Ceci Calf   

Original Costume Design (trousers): Erkan Çoruh

Costume Assistant: Bianca Meneghelli 

Sound Engineer: Gareth Finnegan

Production Manager: Pete Maxey

Recorded Score Composer: Simon McCorry

Company Class Facilitator: Stuart Thomas

Composition Consultant: Saskia Horton

Creative Consultant: Jonathan Burrows

Body & Mind Consultant: Nicolette Wilson-Clarke

Photos: Jack Thomson

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