Black Madonna

30.04.2018 - 19.05.2018
Language Danish/English
Duration 90 min.

Idea and concept MADAME NIELSEN and CHRISTIAN LOLLIKE Text MADAME NIELSEN Composer MADAME NIELSEN Direction CHRISTIAN LOLLIKE Scenographer IDA MARIE ELLEKILDE Music producer TURKMAN SOULJAH Sound producer MADS EMIL NIELSEN Light design MORTEN KOLBAK On stage MADAME NIELSEN Photo SOFIE AMALIE KLOUGART 

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A person gives up everything to become someone else. Her hope is to become a black Madonna, her fear to just become a white nigger.

On stage is a woman. She paints her face black. Since she was a little girl, she has always known that she was someone other than the person she was born as.

She dyes her hair black and curls it. She travels to the USA and begins her life as a black woman. She gets involved in the black fight for freedom, becomes the spokes person of a black human rights organization and falls in love with a Black Panther.

Black Madonna is a vision of the future. A woman slowly changes her race. In the transition she tells us her life story mixed with songs about race war, race lust and race fear. A personal story inspired by reality. Told in a world where questions about race take up a more and more crucial part in public debate.