16 – 18 Nov 2017

Khamlane Halsackda
Ursäkta Oss

Observations from a Swedish-For-Immigrants class

What happens when people from all over the world come together to learn the unsystematic, preposition-filled, “sh”-sound-loving Swedish language? Meet choreographer Khamlane Halsackda and take part of his thoughts on language problems, miscommunication and linguistic limitations.

Ursäkta oss is a twisted and humoristic dance performance; a total experience that compels you to confront your own conceptions on identity, belonging and inclusion.

The place is an SFI lesson. And you are the student. The space is a chameleon that shifts between the classroom, theatre stage and dream world. Ursäkta oss is a performance in lesson format, which not only turns the Swedish language upside down, but which also makes you laugh, leaves you astounded and teaches you new things.

Everything is boiled down to an oh-so-simple but yet so hard to achieve desire: that people should get to know one another.

about khamlane halsackda

Malmö-based Khamlane Halsackda moved with his family from Laos to the UK at the age of four. During his time in London has collaborated with several companies, including the Royal Opera House and the Random Dance Company. He has also worked with artists such as Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera, and was assistant choreographer for the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. Today, he choreographs his own pieces, and works at in-discourse AB and Rörelsen-Koreografer in Skåne.


Choreography Khamlane Halsackda
On stage Khamlane Halsackda
Nidia Martinez
Pietro La Loggia
Majula Drammeh
Light Imre Zbrink
Music Silas Bieri
Director assistant Maria Herranz
Photo Alexis Rodríguez Cancino
Co-production Dansnät Sverige

This performance is included in Dancenet Sweden’s current catalogue and will tour around Sweden. Read more about the tour.