Promise of Departure is a dance performance that I perceive to be about identity. Even though it's a dance performance, there are elements of both dialog and music. There are a lot of emotions involved, which makes it a very moving story. The dancers are very good at what they do and they seem passionate about dance.

There were three dancers performing this piece. They were very well coordinated and none of them seemed to make any mistakes. They express emotions and moods both through movement and facial expressions. The music was very well suited to the story, and the song sung by the dancers was sung with a slightly trembling voice, which I think suited them very well, considering that they sang the song "Vem kan segla förutan vind".

The play is progressive and raises many questions about identity and emotions. When the performance was over, I felt that I had seen representations of joy, sadness, frustration and many more. They portray it as emotions and how they feel, rather than results of the emotions. This allows for more interpretation, and I think that in this way, more people can recognize themselves in it than if it was given specific events.

The target group for this production was 13 years and up. "This play is based on interpretation and emotion, rather than trying to impress as much as possible. This is a quality I appreciate very much, but based on my own experience, this is not something that tends to be popular with younger audiences. That's why I think this is an appropriate age group. In addition, they address a topic that is very relevant to young people of that age.


Promise of Departure is an incredibly beautiful and meaningful piece. The dancers seem passionate about both the dance and the message they want to express through it. They express an important theme that is relevant to the age group, and they open up for interpretation that allows more people to recognize themselves in the action. I'd say it's the best dance performance I've ever seen, and it's without a doubt one of the best performances I've ever seen too.



Mathias N. Remåd