The Boy Who Danced On Air

TheΒ Boy Who Danced on Air
Book and LyRosser
Choreography by Nejla Yatkin
Music Direction by David Gardos
Directed by Tony Speciale
Abingdon Theatre Company
June 9, 2017
Production website
πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

And now a song and dance musical essentially about pedophilia. Β How’s that for a crowd pleaser? Β I am starting my theatre extravaganza a day before my group with a musical probably best done without my gang of students. The Boy Who Danced in the Air is a musical (imagine that) based on the practice of bacha bazi β€” β€œboy play” in the Dari language of Afghanistan β€” is an β€œancient tradition where wealthy men buy boys from poorer families” and β€œtrain them to dance.” “So the sexual abuse, which the show does not ignore, is seen in the context of historical precedent and local culture, much as those who defend it ask us to see genital cutting.” Imagine that musical . . . This one I’m seeing by myself. Continue reading The Boy Who Danced On Air