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Udine | Teatro S. Giorgio, Sala Harold Pinter
26 and 27 April h. 19.30

Dance, if you want to enter my country!

performance di Michikazu Matsune
artistic assistance Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir
text Michikazu Matsune
additional text Jun Yang
additional details
feedback Mzamo Nondlwana
video edit Maximilian Pramatarov
music Traditional gospel, Brian Eno, Hedley
choreographic reference Revelations by Alvin Ailey, Hip Hop for beginners
Michikazu Matsune
co-produced with brut Wien, Szene Salzburg and KYOTO EXPERIMENT
supported by Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien / MA7

Focus on Eastern contemporary performing arts
a project in collaboration between FEFF24 and Teatro Contatto 40

26 and 27 April h. 19.30
Udine, Teatro S. Giorgio

In 2008, the Japanese performer Matsune stumbled upon a newspaper article that reported a story of a professional dancer who was forced to dance as part of a passport control at an international airport. When he read the article, he couldn’t help but smiling because of its absurdity.

At arrival at the Tel Aviv international airport in 2008, as a member of the world famous modern dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from New York City, dancer Abdur Rahim Jackson was taken to a side room for strict questioning. There, the border security officer demanded him to dance in order to prove his profession and take away suspicions caused by his Muslim first name. A world-class dancer and an innocent terror suspect. A person whose identity had to be proven by his dance. What really happened to Abdur Rahim Jackson there? How did he dance for the border security officer?

Michikazu Matsune investigates this bizarre yet true story through a very personal approach.

Dance, if you want to enter my country! is a solo-performance with narrative stories, dance, video projection and objects, suitable either in theatre or gallery space. The performance deals with our constant struggle to find one’s own identity beyond territories and categorisations, beyond frictions and hindrances in our globalized world.

English + Italian subtitles
duration 70 min.

Full 15,00 €
Reduced 12,00 € (FEFF Card - Card Io sono Visionario - Contatto Card)
Students 10,00 €
CONTATTO FEFF single price per 2 performances 15,00 €

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