The 29 July Lava-Dansproduktion has started the project ‘Morgondagensvittnen’ in Luleå.
Tomorrow’s Witnesses is a dance/theatre project that speaks about the impact of war on the individual and what it means to be forced to leave your home, your family or your country because of war. Tomorrow’s Witnesses bridges stories from World War II to the present, from the forced evacuation of Finnmark and the scorched earth campaign that followed, to the stories of refugees who have recently fled from war and conflict in other parts of the world.
By listening to stories from our past, we get a better understanding of the present so we can build a future together.
The project started in 2017 when Benno Voorham and Solveig Leinan-Hermo from Stellaris Dance Company visited schools for newly arrived young refugees and elderly centres in Hammerfest and Kirkenes to meet with people who have survived war. In 2018 the project started with an initial period with open workshops in dance improvisation and movement-based theatre to culminate in this performance that is based on the stories, dreams, memories and reflection of both the elderly, youngsters and professional team.
Choreography/director: Benno Voorham
Music: Shadi Ali
Costume: Pablo Londono Sarria
Dancers: Jenny Schinkler, Gerd Kaisa Vorren, Sebastian López-Lehto och Nadja Voorham.
On stage also 6-7 people who have experience of the end of WWII or of war in the present time.
In Luleå the project is co-produced by Dansinitiativet.
The perfromance has premiere 7 September 2019 during Dansinitiativet’s opening weekend. More information about ticket booking will come soon.
With support by:
Luleå Municipality, Region Norrbotten, Kulturrådet, Postkodstiftelsen, Nordisk Kulturfond.