Waiting in the Margins


After the completion of the successful project “Home”, Lava-Dansproduktion is now working on the project “Waiting in the Margins”, which will take place in Georgia and Ukraine 2014-2015. The project targets young teenagers in refugee camps in Georgia and youngsters from different backgrounds in Ukraine. It is a collaboration with TRAM in Georgia and Art Travel in Ukraine.

“Waiting in the Margins” addresses the situation of children that live in refugee camps in Georgia and who were forced to leave their homes in South Ossetia together with their families as a result of the ethnic cleansing during and after the Georgian-Russian war in 2008. Building on the methodologies that were developed in the project ’Home’, a series of workshops in the field of dance, physical theatre and visual arts will be organised for children from refugee camps and teachers and social/cultural workers that work with these children. 2015 a performance will be created with children from the refugee camps and dancers and actors from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and a visual artist from Syria. This performance will tour Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. In Ukraine video and text material of Archaeological Bodies (UA), which is the Ukrainian part of the project, will also be presented.

In Ukraine the project Waiting in the Margins-Archaeological Bodies (UA) will through workshops and interviews with young people and youth workers create an archive of ideas and opinions that will provide an insight in the situation of the country in upheaval and change. A performative installation will be created that will be presented for a broad audience in September 2015.

Lava-Dansproduktion has since it was founded 1997 collaborated in projects for adults and children in various East-European countries as well as produced performances in Sweden. Lava-Dansproduktion has been founded by choreographers Sybrig Dokter and Benno Voorham.

The Swedish Postcode Lottery and the Creative Force program of the Swedish Institute are supporting the project.