Exit Parkour

When Matar was nine, he discovered parkour and started training with friends in the streets of Gaza. He loved the freedom of whizzing over walls and ruins, of turning obstacles into opportunities. Soon, he and his mates were so good that the videos they posted got international attention. His incredible skills as a traceur opened new doors to the world – and Matar was eventually able to get to Sweden. But the rest of his family remains in Gaza. This is Matar’s story about choosing freedom, but being forced to leave your family behind. About loving life and never fearing death. About calling home every ten minutes when the bombs fall. About almost being able to fly and never wanting to land. This play is based on interviews with Matar and was compiled by Ada Berger, artistic director of Young Dramaten. Exit Parkour is a collaboration between Unga Dramaten and Andersson Dance.

Direction and choreography
Örjan Andersson
By
Ada Berger
Set and light design
Chrisander Brun
Costume design
Daniel Åkerström-Steen
Music
Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir
Dramaturgy
Anna Kölén
Mask and wig design
Moa Hedberg
Performers
Kevin Foo, Melinda Kinnaman, Ahmed Matar, Tanja Lorentzon, Hannes Meidal, Tina Pour-Davoy, Johanna Wernmo
Photo
Klara G
Breathless to follow Matar's leap towards freedom
SvD
And Matar charms the audience, not only with his physical art but with a cocky and humble stage presence.
DN
It is both dreamlike and objective; Örjan Andersson swings a magic wand across the border in between.
Danstidningen

Trailer

Mini documentary

Performances

19 Aug

19:00

Dramaten

20 Aug

19:00

Dramaten

21 Aug

16:00

Dramaten

27 Aug

19:00

Dramaten

28 Aug

16:00

Dramaten

31 Aug

19:00

Dramaten

1 Sep

19:00

Dramaten

6 Sep

19:00

Dramaten

10 Sep

19:00

Dramaten

11 Sep

16:00

Dramaten