A dance performance about longing, memories, love and hope with newly arrived young people.

Karusselddörrar (Revolving Doors) addresses the situation in which many newly arrived young people find themselves today and especially Afghan young people.

The title of this project is a metaphor for where they are right now. They have left their homeland with the great hope of being able to integrate into Swedish society. However, many are stuck in a kind of terminal existence, arrived but not arriving and largely cut off from young people’s normal ties of relationships and security. They hope to be able to leave the carousel through the right exit, but the risk is great of getting stuck or thrown out of the constant rotation to a large, empty void.

During a period of six weeks of rehearsals, a delicate and emotional dance performance was created about longing, memories, love and hope. The performance is largely based on the young people’s own stories, reflections and dreams.

Choreographer / director: Benno Voorham

Performers: Ali Murtazayi, Ali Pejkario, Diana Pisau, Timor Sultani, Linda Wardal and Moa Westerlund

Music: Shadi Ali

Costume: Pipsa Perrin Poukka

Lighting: Madeleine Strandberg

Produced by LAVA-Dansproduktion in collaboration with Frölunda Kulturhus

Première on September 9, 2017 at Frölunda Kulturhus.

Performances in Frölunda, Mellerud, Trollhättan, Uddevalla, Strömstad and Tanum.

With the support of Västra Götalands Regionen, Göteborgs Stad, Gertrud och Ivar Philipssons Stiftelse och Thordénstiftelsen.

Photos: Nadja Voorham

Video: Kevin Luna

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