NOIR?, directed by Sonya Lindfors, is a collaboration between six Helsinki-based artists focusing on blackness, black identities, prefixes and spaces between spaces. The performance, made with uncompromising hip hop attitude, "doesn't shy away from the troublespots of Afro-Finnish identity, exploring issues such as rootlessness, shame and difference." (Jonni Aromaa, YLE News)
The world changes, Finland changes, the art world changes. Everything is transforming. NOIR? tackles a subject matter relevant for an increasing number of young Finns, with an intentionally political attitude.
In NOIR? the only Afro-Finnish dance artists of the Helsinki contemporary dance scene, Sonya Lindfors, Esete Sutinen and Ima Iduozee, team up with actor-rap artist Gracias to explore their identities and backgrounds as human beings, Finnish citizens and artists.
NOIR? premiered in Zodiak on November 29, 2013.
Choreography, direction Sonya Lindfors
Performance Ima Iduozee, Deogracias Masomi, Sonya Lindfors, Esete Sutinen
Sound design Hannu Hauta-aho
Lighting design Erno Aaltonen
Production Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, Sonya Lindfors
Residency Bora Bora (Århus, Denmark), Koneen säätiö
In co-operation with Yhteiset lapsemme ry, SPR:n Ei rasismille! -hanke
Kuvat Uupi Tirronen
Post-performance discussion after both performances.
Tickets 23/15 €
Ticket sales start on Dec 15.