DO AS I SAY is a physical dance performance that wants to make our social behavior visible on issues of bullying and authority. The performance is interactive and both the audience and dancers receive verbal instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge?

Through abstract choreography and concrete stories, the audience is taken through an emotional and thought-provoking journey. How does group pressure affect us? Who is an authority? Why do we all do as he says? And what happens if we don’t or if we say no? DO AS I SAY is a performance that evokes emotions and creates new thoughts in both youth and adults.

Words from the audience: ”Entertaining, confusing, intriguing, unusual, happy, artistic, scary and testing your limits”.
“I experience the show as something absolutely fantastic and interesting to both watch and be part of. A show with sooo strong message, incredibly talented dancers and choreographer… I call it a successful work of art. It was really exciting to take part in this and I hope to experience something similar again. “

Skånska Dagbladet: “Performance that is felt throughout the body, DO AS I SAY goes straight into the heart by mixing dance and movement with stories of vulnerability and bullying. In a genuine way, the cruelty of how a minimal deviation – as a common language disorder or someone’s sexuality – can have brutal consequences. The dancers in black, androgynous clothes are present and vulnerable in their expression. They are alternately part of the audience and in focus on the middle of the stage. The dance is rhythmic, emotional and diverse“.

Audience review:A brilliant and important dance performance!
Deals with sensitive topics; bullying, exclusion, peer pressure in a sensitive, tough, powerfully touching and clearly educational way. The performance is perfect for a secondary school age audience, including adults. An audience unfamiliar with modern dance will also gain an understanding of the importance of choreography.”


Choreographer: Michael Tang and Lava Markusson

Dancers: Moa Autio, Kristian Refslund, Matilda Bjärum, Lava Markusson and Michael Tang

Artistic assistant: Maria Ulriksson

Assistant choreographer: Jens Schyth Brøndum

Composer: Jonathan Lundberg

Actor/voice: Magnus Schmitz

Photos: Alexandra Bergman and Inuuteq Kriegel

Producer: Bobbi Lo Produktion AB


Premiere 27 of August 2021 at Bastionen in Malmö.
Target group: from 12 year old and up.

Refusionsgodkendt: RTR.2021-0089  by Statens Kunstfond

DO AS I SAY has been invited to perform at the following festivals: Nuuk Nordisk kulturfestival, Young at Art in Belfast, BIBU in Helsingborg, Horsens Teaterfestival and PeaceDance Festival in Osnabrück.



Supported by

Kulturrådet, Augustinusfonden, Malmö Stad, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Svensk-danska kulturfonden, Fondet for Dansk-Svensk Samarbejde.