Human beings entertain themselves with nonsense and dead things. There is no planet B, but what if planet A stands for Adaption - and when did nature actually ask to be saved by us and not from us?

Circling around the notion that the apocalypse is a boring dystopia - no grandiose battlefield but just a little less of everything fun in a slow collapse of biodiversity and capitalism - BRAVO TOGA has created the performance Don’t Fear Change. A choreographic and dramatic research about escaping one's domesticated lifestyle and re-connecting with one's inner wildlife.

Exploring the paradox of being a human body with a post-animal mind, BRAVO TOGA wonders how humanity is coping with our current cliff hanger-moment in time. By cross-fertilizing interimistic scoutpractices with actual cognitive group therapy, Don’t Fear Change questions the prospects of our dead-end future like a rockband in i a midlife crisis who finally understands their past toxicity and ask ourselves: is this the best version of us?


  • 2023
    • Inkonst, Malmö
    • Wednesday 12th of April at 19:00
    • Thursday 13th of April at 19:00

    • Teater Universum, Helsinki
    • Saturday 29th of April at 19:00
    • Sunday 30th of April at 15:00

  • 2022
    • Turteatern, Stockholm
    • Friday the 25th of March at 19:00 (Premiere)
    • Saturday the 26th of March at 19:00
    • Sunday the 27th of March at 16:00


“Dont fear change - woke teater pleaser ikke nogen ★★★★ ” - review


Concept, instruction, choreography, scenography, costumes, producing, PR: BRAVO TOGA
On stage (Turteatern 2020): Anna Kuusamo, Sara Ribbenstedt & Lena Bruun Bondeson
On stage (Nordic Tour 2023): Adrian Kautsky,  Elina Norén Sandberg, Anna Kuusamo & Lena Bruun Bondeson
Sound- & light design: Bernt Karsten Sannerud
Technician (Turteatern 2020): Simon Ahlgren 
Technician (Nordic Tour 2023): Adrian Kautsky
Make-up design: Moa Hedberg
Artistic grouptherapy consultant: Jeppe Aalsgaard Pachai
Grouptherapist: Marie Gamborg Laursen
Dramaturgical consultation: Jonas Schnor, Linda Forsell & Malou Zilliacus
Photo & video: BRAVO TOGA
Videographer (trailer):  Jonna Dreiman
Video editing: Anna Kuusamo
Graphic design (poster & program): Aske Loewe


Kulturrådet  - Swedish Arts Council
Nordisk Kulturkontakt - Nordic Culture Point
Nordisk Kulturfond - Nordisk Cultur Fund
Region Stockholm
The Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation

Produced through Interim Kultur through residencies at Estrad Norr (Östersund), Åbne Scene (Aarhus) and Turteatern (Stockholm) and partly at the Danish National School of Performing Arts (Copenhagen).
BRAVO TOGA is a nordic performing arts collective consisting of Anna Kuusamo from Finland, Lena Bondeson from Denmark and Sara Ribbenstedt from Sweden. The group has been active since 2016 and creates contemporary performances in the conceptual, experimental, practice-based and interdisciplinary field between dance and theater. BRAVO TOGA works collectively, in collaborations with other artists, in co-production with stages and as members of the performance productions cooperative Interim Kultur and KOMMA Performance Productions. BRAVO TOGA was established during Lena and Sara’s BA in (Physical) Acting from Stockholm University of the Arts 2012-2015 where Anna did an exchange from the MA program in Acting from Tampere University (NÄTY) in Finland (2009-2014). Lena also did a MFA in Performing Arts (Directing) from The Danish National School of Performing Arts (2019-2022).