Workshop for dance and theatre professionals

NOBLE SAVAGE, the latest performance by choreographer Sonya Lindfors, explores colonised bodies, racialised identities, cultural imperialism and representations of otherness in a stage context. The workshop given by activist Maryan Abdulkarim and choreographer Sonya Lindfors investigates the themes of the performance in depth. During the day we shake up the concept of whiteness and explore processes of power through exercises, creation of new methods, discussion and experimentation.

The themes are approached through questions such as:

Through whose gaze is the stage looked at? Is something being represented as normal or neutral?
What kinds of representations or narratives of otherness we create on stage?
What or who is the assumed audience for whom art is made?
What is the difference between drawing inspiration and plagiarising?
What would a feminist, anti-racist stage be like?

Saturday 23.4. at 11-16
Instructors: Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
Location: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 1 session / 5 hours
Participation fee: 55 €
Last day to cancel: 9.4.
The enrolment period has ended but there are still places available in the workshop. If you'd like to sign up, please send an email to

Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants immediately after registration closes. Cancellations must be communicated no later than 14 days before the course begins. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than seven days before the course or workshop are subject to full course fee.

Please bring a receipt of your course payment to the first meeting of your course. Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid using pre-paid Liikuntaseteli and Kulttuuriseteli vouchers (Smartum Oy) as well as Virikeseteli vouchers (Edenred Oy).

For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).