’God is white, but God is dead. The future is BLACK.’
The white woman lives her white life. (It is safe, it is good, it is boring). The white woman no longer wants to be white. (White is death. Black is life). The white woman transforms into Beyoncé and begins to sing. It works! She transforms into Martin Luther King and speaks to the world. It grows! She becomes the Black Madonna, a saint, a prostitute, a priest, a warrior. (Wow!) She cries ”black lives matter” and fight alongside her black sisters. (Traitor!) The war of the races breaks out. In your city. Now!
This new, race exterminating play has its world premiere in Copenhagen in April. Madame Nielsen – Danish author, performance artist and dame extraordinaire – promises songs, viral music videos and much more. The madame has grown out of the multimedia life work which started as Claus Beck-Nielsen and has since taken the form of Das Becwerk and now Sister Nielsen.
Playwright and instructor Christian Lollike is the Artistic Director of the theatre Sort/Hvid, and has been featured at the Bergen International Festival with several controversial productions in recent years.
Madame Nielsen, Christian Lollike idea, concept | Madame Nielsen text, music | Christian Lollike instruction | Ida Marie Ellekilde scenography | Madame Nielsen performer
Language: Performed in Danish, with some parts in English.
Co-production with Sort/Hvid and The Nielsen Movement
The performance has changed titles from White Nigger # Black Madonna to Black Madonna.
“We have chosen to change the title to Black Madonna. White Nigger # Black Madonna, which was the heretofore title, was an expression of the contradictions in the performance, but some people viewed it as racist, and that was not our intention. The performance has inspired a fierce debate. We have listened to the criticism, and we will attempt to incorporate it into the performance,” writes Teater Sort/Hvit about the title change.
- Last Updated: 05/15/2018
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