something like this is a performance that looks at the possibilities of the stage and hip-hop culture to serve as a platform for telling diverse stories, taking over space, empowerment and communality.
In this work aimed at young audiences, four street dance background performers meet on stage. A rich whole is built from a simple starting point, where the scenes are constructed in front of the viewers' eyes. Performers from diverse backgrounds dance, tell stories and have fun – together. There is room for many kinds of stories on this stage.
something like this turns the stage into a dance floor where stories, identities and ways of doing things can meet. Together with the viewers, the work asks: How should a performance be viewed or experienced, how does dance or movement move from one body to another, what kinds of things can be told through dance or movement? What is a communal dramaturgy like?
The work is produced in the framework of Zodiak's Zodiak Youth project. The work will tour in the cultural houses of the Helsinki capital region during autumn 2023 and spring 2024.
Concept and direction: Sonya Lindfors
Choreography: Sonya Lindfors & working group
Sound design: Sebastian Kurtén
Lighting design: Erno Aaltonen
Performers: Akim Bakhtaoui, Linda Ilves, Ramona Panula, Sophia Wekesa
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, in the framework of the Zodiak Youth project
Supported by: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation