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On a blue-lit stage, a man with a moustache, durag and patterned trousers lies on his stomach, his chest lifted, one leg twisted back and up. Behind him are two objects made of neon tubes, braided fabric and fur.
© Amina Seid Tahir
On a blue-lit stage, a man with a moustache, durag and patterned trousers lies on his stomach, his chest lifted, one leg twisted back and up. Behind him are two objects made of neon tubes, braided fabric and fur.
© Amina Seid Tahir

Adam & Amina Seid Tahir

Several Attempts at Braiding my Way Home

Rising stars of the Nordic dance scene make their impressive Summer Festival debut with an atmospheric choreography about healing and belonging.

Tickets:

18 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50 % with Festivalkarte) For BIPoC the entrance is free.

Past dates

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Thursday

8/24/23

6:00 PM

k4

45 Min.

With audience talk afterwards!

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Friday

8/25/23

6:45 PM

k4

45 Min.

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Saturday

8/26/23

6:45 PM

k4

45 Min.

This multi-layered dance work makes evident that much will be heard from Adam & Amina Seid Tahir in the future. In Brussels, the sibling’s work was so convincing that it was invited back to the renowned Kunstenfestivaldesarts after its local debut. On stage the two artists create atmospheric underwater associations through choreography, sound and visual art with a powerful and intimate solo performed by Adam Seid Tahir: a speculative mediation on belonging and resistance. The ocean, which in Afro-diasporic history and mythology simultaneously stands for the oppression and freedom of Black people, serves here as a space that connects the evolutionary survival strategies of marine mammals with the artists Swedish-Eritrean identity. African hair braiding traditions, Swedish fishing nets, classic expressions of funk music, and walruses using their whiskers for navigation are woven into a radically tender Afro-Nordic folklore. The sound comes from French DJ, producer and media artist Crystallmess, Summer Festival guest on August 8, who was recently featured by Frank Ocean at his Coachella performance and whose groundbreaking works, as the Tahir’s, are profound explorations of afro-diasporic pasts, presents and futures. A must-see in this festival!

For BIPOC the entrance to this show is free of charge. This refers to Black, Asian, indigenous and people racialized as "ethnic minorities" such as Sinti, Romanies, Jewish or Muslim. Please do not book a free ticket if you do not identify as such.

A man of Colour with a moustache kneels on a blue-lit stage floor and supports his chin with his fist. He wears batiked corduroy trousers and a durag with the same pattern. Behind him, the audience sits on the floor and on small stools.
© Benedicte Ramfjord
A man of Colour with four braided plaits and batiked corduroy trousers kneels in a deep red lit stage space. He braids nets, hair and ropes together.
© Benedicte Ramfjord
In a dark room, lit only by a row of red neon tubes, a man with patterned trousers and a durag in matching fabric moves about. In the background is a large bulging object with two spectators sitting on a bench next to it.
© Vladyslav Kamensky
On a blue-lit stage, a man with a moustache, durag and patterned trousers lies on his stomach, his chest lifted, one leg twisted back and up. Behind him are two objects made of neon tubes, braided fabric and fur.
© Amina Seid Tahir

Choreography Amina Seid Tahir, Adam Seid Tahir Performance, Initiation Adam Seid Tahir Dramaturgy Lydia Östberg Diakité Music Crystallmess Hair-Costume Malcolm Marquez Costume Amina Seid Tahir Light Jonatan Winbo Touring Johnson & Bergsmark

Supported by Kulturrådet, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, MARC, Riksteaterns Produktionsresidens för dans 2021.