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Sonya Lindfors

Cosmic Latte

English spoken, no subtitles | 13+ | smoke | strong lights
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Dancing beyond the opposites

Cosmic Latte is a playful term to describe the average colour of the universe. Originally the term appeared in Afro-futuristic stories that celebrated freedom, equality and Black identity. Around 25 years ago, cultural critic Mark Dery coined the term ‘Afro-futurism’ to describe the cultural movement in which freedom, equality and Black identity go hand in hand.

It is in this utopian, speculative future that the dance performance Cosmic Latte is set. In a colour palette spanning the full spectrum from beige to brown, Sonya Lindfors and her performers evoke a world in which black and white don’t oppose each other, but melt together. Contemporary dance is seen alongside West-African cosmology and jazz legend Sun Ra is heard alongside Bach.

This project is part of the European programme apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Sonya Lindfors (1985) is a Cameroonian – Finnish choreographer and artistic director that also works with facilitating, community organizing and education. In 2013 she received a MA in choreography from the University of the Arts Helsinki. She is the founding member and Artistic Director of UrbanApa, an inter-disciplinary and counter hegemonic arts community that offers a platform for new discourses and feminist art practices. UrbanApa facilitates workshops, festivals, labs, mentoring and publications among other things.

Lindfors makes her own and collaborative works such as performances, curated programs and performative actions. Her performance works have been shown and supported by Beursschouwburg, Kampnagel, Spring Utrecht, CODA – festival, Black Box Theater Oslo, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance among others. She is a member of Miracle Workers Collective that represented Finland at the 58th Venice Biennale.

Lindfors has been awarded with several prizes, the latest of which being the international Live art Anti Prize 2018 and the State Award for Public Information in 2022.

Play dates

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Choreography and concept: Sonya Lindfors
Light design: Erno Aaltonen
Sound design: Jussi Matikainen
Costume design: Sanna Levo and Pauliina Sjöberg
Performers: Deogracias Masomi, Ima Iduozee, Pauliina Sjöberg, Esete Sutinen, Sonya Lindfors (in second cast Selma Kauppinen, Zen Jefferson and Geoffrey Erista)

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