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We Should All Be Dreaming
April 29, 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.
Over the course of a curated dinner party, invited guests will be led in group discussions to dream up common futures. This restorative and subversive work attempts to reveal, shake or break existing power structures and hierarchies to create a more inclusive society. The world around us is plagued by fear, anger and hatred, but We Should All Be Dreaming offers a different path – we propose gathering and dreaming as an act of soft resistance, making space for communal coexistence.
WSABD is a collaboration between choreographers Sonya Lindfors and writer and activist Maryan Abdulkarim who both are interested in radical speculative and decolonial practices.
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. site
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.
WSABD is supported by PerformEurope, Rosendal International Theatre (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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