» Shake it Collaborations / MISS U (2015)

Miss U is melancholic genealogy filtered through dance, music and gymnastics.

Miss U is a face mask of private political muck, with loads of lipstick, oversized eye lashes,
tiny little moustache, flexed biceps and trembling lip sync.

Miss U is a drag show that slips around between up-close interviews and generalizations on taking space
on earth – what you want to be, what you know you should be and what you think is too late to become.

Miss U is the sandstorm where you are all alone, completely surrounded by life itself, both as a parent
and as a child at the same time.

Three generations of Anderssons are cautiously approaching each other, all though they are not completely sure if they dare or even want to. It’s an attempt to finally understand one and others times, habits and choices. It’s a journey though the Olympic games in 1968 via erotic vibrations on the hockey ice rink in the 80’s, to anti-racist student protests in Stockholm in 2013.

How are the three generations of Anderssons coping with the current situation of poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia.
Will they burn their bra, their flag or the newly chopped wood to heat their cozy sauna?

Who are they before each other and how can they meet with their different notions of reality?
Who dare they be when it really counts?

Performers: Dag Andersson, Solveig Andersson, Moa Andersson Thambert, Lilith Andersson Sahlin,
Doris Andersson Sahlin, Maria Johansson Josephsson & Tove Sahlin

Concept: Shake it Collaborations / Dag Andersson & Tove Sahlin
Director: Tove Sahlin
Choreography: Laura Larry Arrington in collaboration with the performers
Musical direction and instructions: Maria Johansson Josephsson
Visual concept/scenography & light design: Josefin Hinders
Costumes: Tommie X & Gabrielle Loeb
Wigs & mask: Tommie X
Sound technician: David Petersson
Composer/arrangement: Anders Niska & Johan Liljedahl, Maria Johansson Josephsson

Co-production: Shake it Collaborations, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg & NorrlandsOperan

Production: Shake it Collaborations & Nordberg Movement
Production Manager: Anne Koutonen

With support from the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm,
the Stockholm County Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Duration ca. 80 min, no intermission.