Ursäkta oss by Khamlane Halsackda (2016–2017)
Excuse us (Ursäkta oss) dealt with topics such as integration and immigration. During spring 2017 Khamlane toured the Dancenet’s locations and met up with SFI classes (Swedish for immigrants) and newly arrived groups. Close to 800 persons took part in discussions and dance performances during this pre-tour. These experiences and the discussions provided the base for the performance “Excuse us” and 30 performances toured the network’s scenes during autumn 2017.
The performance was arranged as a SFI class in Swedish and the public was at times asked to act as pupils and to interact with the performers through conversation and performing tasks. The possibility to exhibit photos and documentations in lobbies and art galleries enlarge the project outside the theatres. The organizers were then able through “Excuse us” to reach a completely new audience groups and to launched new future corporations.
Choreography: Khamlane Halsackda
On stage: Majula Drammeh, Nidia Martinez Barbieri, Pietro La Loggia and Khamlane Halsackda
Light: Imre Zsibrik
Music: Silas Bieri
Song: Brita Björs
Dramatist: Maria Herranz
Photo: Alexis Rodriguez Cancino
Production: Dancenet Sweden
Co-producers: Dansens Hus, Dansstationen, Gävle Teater, Jönköping municipality, Linköping municipality, Kultur i Väst, Norrlands Operan, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Rum för dans/kultur i Halland, Västmanlandsmusiken Financing: Kulturrådet and the co-producing partners.