Welcome to Denmark


By PARADOX Intertainment

Where: Corpus / A-salen, The Royal Danish Theatre
When: Thursday Jan 18., at 7PM
Duration: 2,5 hours.
Language: Danish and English
Price: 50-80 kr. Buy your ticket here.

As the rest of Europe, Denmark experience the largest influx of refugees in more than 20 years. Government officials deny and approve asylum seekers on a daily basis. Hard choices that might cause death and torture for those sent back based on an incorrect adjudication. But on what grounds are these decisions made? Who deserves and who does not deserve asylum in Denmark?

Some criterias are evident from Danish law and international conventions. But most asylum-cases are not only about legal paragraphs, but also about the credibility of the individual asylum-seeker. Personal details about politics, faith and sexuality can be crucial when the case ultimately ends up in front of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board.

PARADOX Intertainment has created 4 unique performances, that let you experience the system from within. Every evening we present a new asylum story. You – the audience – play the part of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board. To whom will you grant asylum? Who will you deny?

About PARADOX Intertainment
PARADOX Intertainment is a theatre-performance collective that produces performing arts and associated performative expressions.

Contributing: Zachariah Khandudu, Deo Musige, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Solvej Kyung-Sook Christiansen and Henriette Rosenbeck.
Camera and assistant: Anna Blicher Skanborg
Dramatist and director: Daniel Wedel
Actor and producer: Henriette Rosenbeck
Scenographer and graphic artist: Martin Eriksson
Technique and conduct: Yaw Darko

Experience WELCOME TO DENMARK because…

… this documentary-theatre-performance offers you a unique and shocking insight into an authentic asylum history. A human being can be denied asylum – and YOU have the ability to affect the decision. 

Artist statement:

“Western democracies are highly specialized. We have experts to deal with almost everything. But some decisions, even crucial ones about life and death, could just as well be taken by you and me. This is a very discomforting fact that we want to share with you.”