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Premiere
COSMIC LATTE

Choreography, direction: Sonya Lindfors
Working group: Deogracias Masomi, Ima Iduozee, Pauliina Sjöberg, Geoffrey Erista, Sonya Lindfors, Erno Aaltonen, Jussi Matikainen, Sanna Levo, Esete Sutinen 
On stage: Deogracias Masomi, Ima Iduozee, Pauliina Sjöberg, Geoffrey Erista, Sonya Lindfors 
Choreographer’s assistants: Pauliina Sjöberg ja Esete Sutinen 
Spatial and lighting assistant: Sofia Pallillo 
Texts: working group
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Sonya Lindfors, UrbanApa
Residencies: BoraBora, Århus; Schwankhalle, Bremen
Photos: Uwa Iduozee

Supported by: Jenny and Antti Wihurin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Samuel Huber Foundation, Finnland-Institut in Deutschland.
In collaboration with: RTV, Timberland, Valkoinen Sali, Dance School DCA
 
Pre-talk on May 27 at 14:15–14.45 @ Hima & Sali
Post-performance discussion after the performance at 19:00 on May 29.

Duration: 75 min
12+

Tickets: 27,50/20,50/16,50 €

PANNUHALLI

15.5.2018 19:00 Premiere
16.5.2018 19:00
25.5.2018 19:00
26.5.2018 15:00
26.5.2018 19:00
27.5.2018 15:00
29.5.2018 14:00
29.5.2018 19:00
30.5.2018 19:00

Performance archive 2018 Sonya Lindfors: COSMIC LATTE

Please note! The premiere of work has to be postponed due to injuries. The new premiere date is Tuesday, 15.5.. You can find more info on our News.

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It is year 2018.
A brown artist is sitting on a brown stage.
A brown artist is sitting on a brown stage dreaming of a future still unimaginable.

       It is year 3018.
       A brown artist is sitting on a brown stage.
       A brown artist is sitting on a brown stage. It no longer means anything but still feels like something.

COSMIC LATTE asks what a utopian future that comes after the confrontations and breaking up of structures would look like. The logic of our thinking has changed, because black and white are no longer opposites. Instead, they contain one another. Borderlines have become less steep, meanings mix like liquids.

Afrofuturism, a term coined in 1993 by Mark Dery, provides the framework for the radical dreaming that is COSMIC LATTE. The term, initially used in sci-fi contexts, defined, reimagined and dreamed blackness and black identity. Afrofuturism dreamed of a place where freedom, equality, past, present and future are come together in a mystical interzone that escapes all limitations and borders.

Cosmic Latte is a name given by researchers for the average colour of the universe.

COSMIC LATTE is also the third instalment of Sonya Lindfors' series of works focusing on blackness.

Sonya Lindfors is a Helsinki-based choreographer and the artistic director of the UrbanApa community. She uses her works to shake up power structures. Sonya Lindfors is Zodiak's house choreographer during season 2017–2018.

 

More reading

BLACKNESS & the Postmodern, a new publication by UrbanApa
Ilmainen latauslinkki täältä | free download here: 

http://urbanapa.fi/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/BlacknessthePostmodern_web.pdf

COSMIC LATTE is a part of the #StopHatredNow -platform.

 

Please note! Tram 8 will not run between the Opera and Jätkäsaari from Tuesday 3 April to 31 August. The tram 8 will run only between the Opera and Arabia. Bus 8X will replace the tram between the Opera and Jätkäsaari. More info can be found on HSL's website (link).