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Sonya Lindfors

Feminist School: Working with F(r)ictions – workshop

English spoken, no subtitles | 16+ | accessible for visually impaired people
Relaxed performance
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Working intersectionally: a testimony

Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer, facilitator, and educator. She received an MA in choreography from the Helsinki University of the Arts. Besides being an artist, she is also the co-founder and artistic director of UrbanApa, an inclusive and anti-racist art platform based in Helsinki. The core of her work aims to empower communities and challenge existing power structures. In her artistic work, this curiosity leads to research into a speculative and decolonised future. During Almost Summer, she tackles that topic in her performance Cosmic Latte.

In this lecture, Lindfors expands upon urgent themes from her research – themes that also inform the festival. Why is intersectionality so bloody difficult? How can speculative imagination bring about change in the world of theatre and performance? In an attempt to answer those questions, Lindfors allows for friction and fiction. She criticises the ghosts that still haunt our stages, but she also appreciates fiction as the medium for alternative stories. Participants are invited to engage at a level that is appropriate for them.

The session is feminist and anti-racist, please check out the ethical guidelines of the UrbanApa platform.

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.

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