Into the Dark

INTO THE DARK

 

 

Videographer: Nikolaj Recke

 

Editor: Jeannette Ehlers

 

Film Actors: Martin Bats Bradford & Josef Pons

 

Press Photos: Søren Meisner

 

Poster Photo: Casper Maare

 

Graphic Design: Søren Meisner / Rød Font

 

Theatre Worker: Karl Jes Jessen

 

TEATER FÅR302

 

Artistic Advice: Birgitte Prins and Charlotte E. Munksgaard

 

Business Manager: René Kruse

 

Production Manager: Mette Hornbek

 

Press Manager: Karina Lykkesborg

 

Sales- and Audience Development: Nanna Rohweder

 

Administrative Officer: Marie Aarup Jensen

 

Ticketing: Brian Larsen

 

Foyer responsible: Malene Kastalje

 

Foyer officer: Christina Lund, Amalie Aunsbjerg Jørgensen

 

Thanks to:  Ajeeb Prince, Anna Neye, Benjamin Solomon, Boyd Anthony McFarlane, Ethelene Whitmire, Ditte Marie Bjerg, Helle Stenum, Iben Hendel Phillipsen, Iris Bennett, Kim Jerome, Lesley-Ann Brown, Meike Bahnsen, Michael K. Wilson, Pernille Ipsen, Prince Amoabeng, Sayeeda Carter and Temi Odumosu

 

A special thanks to:  The Trampoline House & The Danish Art Council.

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Uncompromising, confrontative and witted.


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PERFORMANCE BY JEANNETTE EHLERS

at Theatre FÅR302

 

Into the Dark takes as its starting point a scene from H.C. Andersen’s play The Mulatto (1840) in which one protagonist, Paléme, attempts to convince his acquaintance Horatio to participate in an imminent revolt against the plantocracy of colonial Martinique. Tensions rise as the two men negotiate their privileges within the colonial system and stakes in overturning it.

 

Through a poetic, fragmented series of scenes and soundscapes, Into the Dark unfolds an expansive legacy of Black anti-colonial resistance. Here we encounter, along with H.C. Andersen’s characters, labor revolt leader Queen Mary, Afrofuturist pioneer Sun Ra, renowned writer James Baldwin, founders of the Black Lives Matter movement among many others

 

With: Jeannette Ehlers, Camara Joof, Marie-Lydie Nokouda, Elisha Ngoma, Kevin K. Yuven, Marie Eugénie Niyonzima, Fabiola Uwimana, Jonathan Lutaaya, Borys Mugisha, Longing Umutoni, Amri de Maximo Nshimiyimana, Thierry de Maximo Muvandimwe, Salomon Nagui Salui, Raymond Igiraneza, Mohsen Nasiri, Iraj Mohamadi, Shakira Kasigwa Mukamusoni, Seif Nasa, Sun Ra, James Baldwin, Paul Gilroy, Akala & Jane Elliot

 

Concept, direction and scenography: Jeannette Ehlers

 

Dramaturgy: Nina Cramer & Lotte Løvholm

 

Production: Lotte Løvholm

 

Choreography: Justin F Kennedy

 

Lighting designer and operator: Martin Danielsen

 

Soundscapes: Lamin Fofana

 

Costumes: Dady De Maximo & Lise Klitten

 

Architect: Martin Spangs

 

Text: H. C. Andersen, Justin F. Kennedy & Tiphanie Yanique

 

translatioe "The Mulatto": Nina Sokol

 

Queen Mary kostume:

 

Assistant technician: Camilla Leth Jensen