The youth of the nordic countries daily navigate their bodies through the social positionings and hierarchies of colonialism. Stuck between the individual, the collective and the historical, they will always represent something more  than just themselves. How does youth unfold in the wakes of nordic colonialism? How do you find your identity between the unwritten pages in the history books and the black holes in the collective conscience?  In Unfinished Tales we give voice to the body. The body as products of colonialist practice. The body as a site for individual and collective  memory.  The body as archive for colonialisms inherited choreographies.
Unfinished Tales is a 3 year artistic project created in collaboration between youth 13-18 years and artists and youth from Kallaalit Nunaat (Greenland), Førøyar (Faroe Islands), Ísland (Iceland), Norge (Norway), Sverige/Sapmi (Sweden/Sapmi), Finland/Sapmi, Ghana, Ay Ay (St Croix) and Danmark (Denmark). The work investigate the bodily, cultural an emotional heritage of nordic colonialism. Based on embodiment, choreography, film and performance, we travel through the vulnerable landscapes of the colonial body, investigating the footsteps of nordic colonialism. Through artistic strategies the project open up for dialogue, relation and community between youth from the 9 countries, bringing awareness of the narratives inherited in the social choreographies and the body as an archive for individual and collective memory.

The 3 year project is created in collaoration with:
The artists:
Artistic director, choreographer and dancer Ingrid Tranum Velásquez (DK), playwright Camara Joof (NO/GM), choreographer and dancer Alexander Montgomery (GL), choreographer and dancer Lacky Mahamed (NO), choreographer and dancer Marit Shirin Corolasdottir (Sapmi/SE), choreographer and dancer Nii-tete yartey (GH), choreographer and dancer Auri Ahola (Sapmi/FI), choreographer and dancer Justin F Kennedy (St. Croix), choreographer and dancer Ásrún Mágnusdóttir(IS), choreographer and dancer Katya Nielsen (FO), videoartist Stina Aletta Aikio (Sapmi/FI), scenographer Annika Nilsson (SE), composer Henriette Groth (DK)

The institutions: Den Mangfaldige Scenen (NO), Teatret Zeppelin (DK), NOYAM (GH), Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia / The National Theatre of Greenland (GL), Tjodpallur (FO), Västerbottensteatern (SE), Mengi Theater (IS), CCT Theater (St Croix).

-And youth aged 13-18 year old from Nuuk, Torshavn, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Ay Ay (St.Croix), Accra, Oslo, Skellefteå and Inari.

Want to know more? Have a look at www.unfinished-tales.com


The project is supported by:  

                       Den Mangfaldige Scenen