This performance is a part of CPH STAGE
Three performers with Downs syndrome take to the stage as traditional inhabitants of Mongolia. Dressed in thick fur coats they treat the public to ‘authentic Mongolian’ behavior. A setting reminiscent of the ‘human zoos’ popular in Europe at the time Dr. Langdon-Down was making his discoveries.
Dschingis Khan is a performance that plays with our judgements and prejudices concerning ‘the other’. A set-up as effective as it is simple, stirring up the discussion of both colonialism and racism as handicaps. In this way, Dschingis Khan creates space for shock and empathy, fear and fascination, projection and reflection. Supported by Danish Arts Council.