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Conversation: Denmark between shame and self-overestimation; a historical scratch
13. November 2020 kl. 18:30 - 19:15
A conversation between Lars Jensen and Lotte Faarup, who i.a. will shed light on what the migrant crisis in 2015 meant and means. The migrant crisis can, for example, be used to draw threads back to our past as a colonial power and to the 19th century’s patriotic narrative of the nation state, where the narrative of Danish identity and homeland is cultivated. The conversation will be about the past, present and future, unequal distributions of goods, and what it means to be Danish today.
The theatrical performance WHO IS THAT BANKS takes place in the present in a fictional Denmark Collection, where themes such as inequality and Danishness come under loving and critical treatment.
45 minutes of conversation before the performance between Lars Jensen (RUC) and director Lotte Faarup with the possibility of questions.
Lotte Faarup, playwright and director, founded the Olske Orkester in Copenhagen in May 2008 together with actress Øyvind Kirchhoff.
It is the intention of the Olske Orchestra to create theatrical performances within a sharp and experimental form of theater that includes the strong story, the physical language, the visual expression and the musical element.
Lars Jensen , associate professor of Intercultural Studies at RUC, where he has researched postcolonial issues for many years.
He is very concerned about how Europe’s self-understanding in these years is being challenged by migration from the global south while at the same time confronting Europeans with their past as colonial power – from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Britain.