An encounter with the African savannah and Nordic cross-country skiing. Between traditional dancers from Tanzania and well educated, modern dancers from Europe and USA. Skånes Dance Theatre´s performance Siluett awoke great attention when it toured in Scandinavia and East Africa 1998-2000.

The Swedish choreographer Lena Josefsson grew up in a missionary home in Congo-Kinshasa. She first came to Sweden as a fifteen year old. In this performance she is making an attempt of releasing both of her identities. The documentary ”Travel with Siluett” is following the rehearsal work in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Astonishingly beautiful exercises on the beach where white and black dancers carefully try to get to know each other.


In the film we see some of the most stunning and provoking scenes of the performance recorded on the market, and on the stage in Bagamoyo with an astonished audience, or on the large stage of Malmö City Theatre, where the lighting is magnificent.

Production details

Produced by: Westman & Gertten AB
Genre: Documentary
Length: 50 min.
Production year: 2000
Director: Fredrik Gertten & Lars Westman
Producer: Fredrik Gertten
Cut: Ulrika Rang
Sound: Martin Hennel

Produced by Westman & Gertten AB in coproduction with Swedish Television Malmö, and with the support of SIDA.