To Bee Queen

Cie La Butineuse



Outdoor performance
All publics and ages

Duration: 45 minutes
Ground: flat and horizontal
Minimum ground space (anchoring rectangle): 11 x 13 m
Installation height: 8,5 m
Anchoring: 4 ground anchoring points (1T)
Mounting: 1,5 h
Installation: 45 min
Dismantling: 1,5 h
Capacity: < 500 (autonomous in sound)

A political Circus fable : Swinging trapeze and Honeycomb net

The Queen arrives in her hive,
among her bees (the public) for an emergency union meeting.
The bees are on strike, they demand a fair redistribution
of royal jelly for the whole beehive …

How will this Queen of questionable nobility fare
face the revolt of the plebs?


Lady Cocktail is a circus company founded in 2011 by Anna Blin, Violaine Bishop and Lola Ruiz, three swinging trapeze artists who all attended the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels (ESAC). Their first opus “Les Filles du 2ème” premiered in March 2012 in Brussels. The company then embarked on an adventure that took them to several countries of the world. (Belgium, France, Italy, Slovakia, Zimbabwe, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland… )

In 2018 the company creates “Pub Show Urbain”, together with the French street theater company Du Grenier au jardin.
It’s now the turn for “To Bee Queen”, solo by Lola Ruiz, which saw the light in spring 2021.


By : Lola Ruiz
Staging : Christine Rossignol-Dallaire
With : Lola Ruiz and Pedro Miguel Silva
Script development – “Bourse : Ecriture en Campagne” : Sara Amari – Cie Thank You For Coming
Conception and construction of the swinging structure : Mathieu Moerenhout
Sound technician : Amaury Baronnet and Noé Voisard
Conception et confection of the costumes : Aline Breucker – Side Show
Conception et confection of the music : Mark Dehoux
Conception of the alveoli net : Filléas de Block – Atelier du trapèze France
Conception graphique des visuels : Camille Testard

Production : Asbl Tant qu’ça swing ! – Cie La Butineuse asbl
Co-Production : Latitude 50°- Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue, Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon, Ville de Bruxelles via appel à projet Kangouroe-bxl, Festival International des Arts de la Rue de Chassepierre
With the help of : Wallonia-Brussels Federation
With the support of : La Roseraie, L’Espace CAR-Pôle de création des Arts de la Rue de la MCA, 30CC – le Centre cultuel de Leuven, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre-Danse, La Maison de la Création, Espace Catastrophe, Latitude 50 & la SACD & La Chaufferie Acte-1 & le SSA via La bourse « Ecriture en campagne »