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)
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 while constantly drawing on their extensive backgrounds in dance, theatre and hip hop.
NOIR? premiered in December 2013 to great critical acclaim and broke all audience records in Zodiak. The new performances of NOIR? take place in Kanneltalo and in Stoa in Itäkeskus.
Tickets are sold via City of Helsinki Cultural Office.
Back by popular demand
Choreography, direction Sonya Lindfors
Performance Ima Iduozee, Deogracias Masomi, Sonya Lindfors ja Esete Sutinen
Sound design Hannu Hauta-aho
Lighting design Erno Aaltonen
Production Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Sonya Lindfors
Residency Bora Bora (Århus, Denmark), Koneen säätiö
In co-operation with City of Helsinki Cultural Office
Photo Uupi Tirronen
Post-performance discussion on 22.11. (Kanneltalo) and 27.11. (Stoa)
Tickets 13/9 €
(09) 310 12000 (pvm) Mon–Fri 12 00–18:00, Lippupalvelu, Lippupiste
Zodiak's serial ticket is not valid for the performances of NOIR?