Marionette theatre for the grown-ups
DANSEN MED FAR / DANCING WITH DADDY
By Rikke Wölck (DK)
3 F / 1 M + 1 puppeteer
Danish original text
Once, the father was the head of the family. In the 1960s, he was thrown down his pedestal and had to redefine his identity as the labor market started to become a domain for both sexes. In the 1980s, the father stopped being the only provider and it became the norm that raising children was a job for both parents. In this play, three generations of fathers are portrayed by their daughters: In what way have the changes of how we see the role of the father been reflected in relation to their daughters?
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Rikke Wölck (b. 1954) is a Danish actor, playwright and director. She graduated from the National Theatre School in 1977 and in the 1980s and 1990s she was associated with the Turnus Theatre, where she also staged shows for children. Since 1997, she has with great talent written and directed several children’s plays at the Little Theatre. In 2014 she won the Wauw-Award for her adult play MY NAME IS SUSAN (2014), which became a huge success. MY NAME IS SUSAN has been performed at theatres in both Sweden, Norway and Iceland after its successful rerun in Copenhagen, Denmark.