In Dans(k) we get to know 6 male dancers and music
artists, through their stories, that are a testimony of
their love to the artform they express themselves
They take us back to when the first seeds of infatuation
for music and dance were sown, whiles watching music
videos in front of the TV, lying on the living room floor
with mom and dad’s vinyl’s in their ears, or through the
example of a brother or sister.

We hear about how they gradually conquer the territory of
their artform and thereby discover and develop their
identity, and about how structural preconditions and
cultural expectations create barriers they must overcome.
As a racialized Black man, in a White majority context,
you are placed in the crossroads of multiple belongings,
where racialized masculinity ideals, gender perceptions,
politicization, and demonization mechanisms force them to
navigate and deal with both external and internal
The personal stories of the 6 artists show us how
backgrown, cultural heritage and notions of “Danishness”,
at the same time both liberate and inspire, and also
weigh down and limit them. The environment around music
and dance become a home for these 6 men, where their
entire existence is reflected and recognized. Dans(k)
draws a picture of how musical- and movement art emerges
as a safespace and sanctuary, where frustrations, desires
and dreams can coexist and where it is possible to be who
you are and explore who you want to be.

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