Sally Rousse served as ASI Artist-In-Residence from June 11— July 13, 2014.
Rogue ballet dancer Sally Rousse and theater innovator Noah Bremer partner with the American Swedish Institute to explore the nooks and crannies of the Turnblad Mansion in KOM HIT! (Come Here!) — a world premiere dance-theater piece inspired by Sweden’s literary father, August Strindberg, and his obsession with gender imbalance, class inequality and a morose disquietude of the heart. The audience is completely immersed in this modern reimagining of Strindberg’s world as they follow characters from room to room throughout the Turnblad Mansion. Curiosity drives their experiences as the non-linear narrative unfolds into a unique theatrical adventure.
Kom Hit! is performed in conjunction with ASI’s new summer exhibit: The Image of Strindberg (Jun 14-Oct. 26), presented from Fotografiska, Sweden’s leading photography museum. The Image of Strindberg showcases the multiple sides and depictions of August Strindberg, the Swedish author and playwright.