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We Should All Be Dreaming
April 28, 19 a.m. - 22:00€ 5,00 - € 15,00
"The possible has been tried and failed. Now it's time to try the impossible!"
- Sun Ra
WE SHOULD ALL BE DREAMING is a concept that focuses on the radical potential of dreaming as a restorative and subversive practice.
It comes with a straightforward suggestion: we should all be dreaming radical utopian dreams of common futures. Situating itself somewhere between a collective think tank, choreographed gathering, a performance and a lecture the project gently invites the participants to spend time together, listen together and dream together.
WSABD is a collaboration between choreographers Sonya Lindfors and writer and activist Maryan Abdulkarim who both are interested in radical speculative and decolonial practices.
The world around us is plagued by fear, anger and hate of the unknown but WSABD attempts a strategic deviation - it does not only fight against, react to or reveal the grim realities of the surrounding world but instead works as a platform of soft resistance by making space for communal coexistence.
Sonya Lindfors is a Helsinki-based choreographer and artistic director. In all her work, Lindfors pursues to shake and challenge existing power structures, penetrate the society, and empower the community. Website
Maryan Abdulkarim is Helsinki-based writer and public intellectual. She's interested in themes relating to freedom and shifting the contexts in which we dream and create futures in the present.
>>>This event is accessible for wheelchair users.
Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
Sonya Lindfors, Maryan Abdulkarim, Roy Boswell, Erno Aaltonen, David Muoz, Danai Anagnostou
Essi Orpana, Sonya Lindfors
Spring Utrecht festival, Baltic Circle Festival, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
WSABD is supported by PerformEurope, Rosendal International Theater (Norway), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway), Oyoun Kultur NeuDenken gUG (Germany), LIFT Festival (UK), Independent Dance(UK), Urban Apa (Finland), H2DANCE/Fest en Fest (UK) and TelepArt by Finnish Institute in Germany.
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