JAG ÄR EN SÅNG MELLAN DINA LÄPPAR - ANA BIN SHAFEIFAK NAM - OLEN LAULU HUULILLASI
(I am a song between your lips)
Performed 6 & 8 June 2017 at Haparanda Folkets Hus
Idea: Per Allan Olsson & Pia Suonvieri
Artistic director: Pia Suonvieri
Writer: Per Allan Olsson
Design: Hanna Kanto
Composer: Erling Fredriksson
Movement director: Titta Court
Musical director: Ann-Sofie Ailovuo
Cast: Locals, and refugees residing in Haparanda-Tornio.
A multilingual musical theatre piece that - by drawing examples from 20th century Finnish history and modern day conflicts in the Middle East - portrays war, rebellion, flight and the single individual's role in the conflicts of the world. When these stories meet we also meet our similarities.
Jag är en sång mellan dina läppar is a European Union funded project that explores how integration can be achieved through culture and arts. It resulted in musical theatre piece, a touring exhibition, and a catalogue of detailed interviews with the creatives and participants.
SR: "Mellanöstern och Tornedalen möts i flykten", 5 June 2017.
NSD: Kultur som integrerar, 3 June 2017.
Kuriren: Musikteater som hyllar människovärdet, 1 June 2017.