KOLONISTERNA premiered the 24 of November at Bastionen, Malmö. After almost one year of research and creation it was a fantastic moment to meet the audience, especially in the school shows. We got some fantastic feedback both from teachers, students and critics.

Anne Middelboe Christensen, Teateravisen:The consequences of colonization are one of the most urgent these years, when we in the Nordic countries are trying to face up to our own unpleasant history as colonists. Therefore, it is wonderful that KOLONISTERNA succeed so intensely as a current, dark dance of conscience with this multi-ethnic post-colonialist look at the past. Alongside the sensation of an authoritative leader’s grip on the shoulder.

Teacher from Rytmus in Malmö:Thanks again for the show yesterday. All the students loved it and were very touched. As I mentioned, they have just studied colonialism and expressed that they gained a deeper understanding thanks to the performance.

Audience impression: “I think the show was incredible. What I really liked was how powerful it was, it was impressive. As an audience member, I really felt the power and control the dancers had, integrating with the audience. You felt it more like it was real. I felt powerless myself by the dancers and I think the message came across more when you get to feel for yourself what you wanted to convey. Very nicely illustrated.”

Student from Pauliskolan:  “The first impression I got when entering the room was an eerie/mysterious feeling. After being seated I noticed the performers outfits and was really impressed as the fashion really added to the experience. The performance as a whole was very intriguing and intimate as it involved the audience whilst also retaining the mystery of the performance. A moment that I remembered was when the performers dropped the large “divider” which revealed the performer in a very beautiful way. I think that the biggest impression on me was the unique ambience and feeling that I got out of all the aspects combined such as things like the music, outfits, eye contact etc. I left the performance feeling positively surprised and also a feeling of refreshment as it was truly an experience that I never had before.”