DO AS I SAY is an interactive dance performance that explores the issues of bullying and authority.
Aimed at an audience 13-18 years old.
DO AS I SAY is a physical dance performance that wants to make our social behavior visible on issues of bullying and authority. Through abstract choreography and concrete stories, the audience is taken through an emotional and thought-provoking journey. The performance is interactive, with both the audience and dancers hearing instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge? DO AS I SAY takes the audience on an emotional and thought-provoking journey looking at how group pressure can affect us, asking who is the authority, why do we all do as they say, and what happens if we refuse to follow..? DO AS I SAY is a performance that evokes emotions and creates new thoughts in both youth and adults.DO AS I SAY has been touring extensively since the premier in august 2021, it has been chosen to be part of festivals like Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival, Young at Art in Belfast, BIBU in Helsingborg and Young Swedstage.
“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“. Skånska Dagbladet.
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
Contact Michael Tang | +45 41410483 | firstname.lastname@example.org