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White paper folded into a paper ship. It reads “I dream about” at the back and “When I was a child I wanted to” on the front with black ink, both phrases typed upside down.]

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When I Was a Child I Wanted to

Contributed by Tegiye Birey, 2017

Keywords: Theatre, Performance, Community, Dreams, Paper ship

This paper ship was made at the interactive theater performance Dreamlands by the Malmö Community Theatre. The audience was asked to fill out a form about dreams they had as children, and fold it in the shape of a ship. Dreams are not left behind when people migrate it seemed, but rather, dreams become the motor of the ship, the life vests of the ones on it.

Then there was the question and answer session. Someone asked an Afghani performer, ‘Why are you wearing a dress?’ adding that some of the male performers looked uncomfortable wearing this costume. Was it her own frustration, as what she saw did not fit into her imaginary of what non-Western men can do and be?

This is a paper ship folded from white paper. It reads ‘I dream about’ at the back and ‘When I was a child I wanted to’ on the front with black ink, both phrases typed upside down.

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