Ghost Dance

Date: 17 June
Time: 20.00 - 21.00
Address: Struervej 32, 7500 Holstebro, Slagteriet (Shady Town)
Arr. by: Teatr Brama


The Ghost Dance was a ritual made in response to the great crisis of Indian civilisation in North America in the late 19th century, after Western civilisation had taken over the life of Indians. The dance was done in hope of steering towards a great change: the end of the present world and beginning of a better one. In a time of hopelessness, they would dance in the belief that it would change their fate. The dance was effectively prohibited and it is associated with the shameful extermination of the population and the extinction of one of the cradles of civilisation. It was one of the many desperate cries against the spreading wave of capitalism’s cruelty. The performance is a symbolic evocation of this ritual in defence of dying values. It is our act of hope at a time when the next turn of the wheel of history seems to be unstoppable. Each generation is required to sacrifice and carry the banners of their values, which beat in the revolutionary hearts of naive idealists. For many years, the revolution in the mind of the opposition has been the guardian and manifesto in defence of minorities. We are a part of the minority who must raise their voices in defence of themselves. Ghost Dance is an action which combines music and theatre. The performance is an original piece by Teatr Brama, inspired by writings by Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, and folkloric art of dying civilisations and anti-capitalist manifestos. 

Directed by: Daniel Jacewicz

On stage: Jenny Crissey, Kimberling Longueira, Anastasiia Miedviedieva, Lesja Szulc, Aleksandra Ślusarczyk, Patryk Bednarski, Oleh Nesterov, Wojciech Rosiński, Piotr Śnieguła

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