Part concert, part theatre, and part film score for a film that will never be made, Miss Jugoslavia and The Barefoot Orchestra AKA Tania Bosak & The Barefoot Orchestra is a composed theatre work inspired by Bosak’s musician father, and his extraordinary defection story, which took place between the former Jugoslavia and Belgium in 1958. Story telling beyond words, bold, moving, funny, Miss Jugo and the BFO is also a celebration of the chaos that leads to finding oneself inarticulate in a foreign land. Themes include; political and social secrecy, censorship, interrogation, escape, unruly balkan-jazz music, and espionage through concert practice. Tania Bosak presents her first major work, which started in 1991, when her nationality changed overnight!Miss Jugo and The BFO has become a culmination of Bosak’s obsession with her families secret stories, as well as her rich and diverse career spanning 25 years, as a musician, actor, director, producer, and comedian.
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The Barefoot Orchestra features the wildly talented musical team:
Tania Bosak - vocals, percussion, Phil Bywater – sax, Jon Delaney – guitar, Aviva Endean - clarinets, Anita Hustas - bass, Justin Marshall - drums, piano accordion, Kynan Robinson- trombone, letter opening, and Dan Witton - tuba, bass, door keys.
Composer: Tania Bosak
Director: Margaret Cameron
Projection design: Martyn Coutts
Lighting design: Gina Gascoigne
Set design: Nara Demasson
for information and booking details go to EPK page