Sonya Lindfors (FI)


Wednesday 14 February At 20:00 – 21:50
Dansens Hus

ONE DROP is a speculative summoning, a decolonial dream, an autopsy of the Western stage and an operetta. The title of the work refers to two separate frameworks; the one drop rhythm which is a reggae style drum beat as well as to the one drop rule of the Race Separation Act, created in the United States in the early 1900s, according to which a single drop of “Black blood” made a person “Black” despite their appearance. Slipping in meanings, leaking through different categories the work dives into the poetics and politics of relations.

Artist / Company Bio

Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer and artistic director. In 2013 she received a MA in choreography from the University of the Arts Helsinki. 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. Lindfors’s recent works centralize questions around Blackness and Black body politics, representation and power structures, speculative futurieties and decolonial dreaming practices.

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  • Working group

    Antonia Atarah, Hamis Ahmed, Geoffrey Erista, Nori Kin, Isabella Shaw, Mariama Slåttøy, Alma Bø Gettachew, Erno Aaltonen, Jussi Matikainen, Sanna Levo, Angel Emmanuel, Aino Koski, Janina Salmela, Sonya Lindfors
  • Contributors to the process

    Ornilia Ubisse, Judith Arupa, Alen Nsambu, Johanna Karlberg, Jaakko Pallasvuo
  • Production

    UTT ry and Sonya Lindfors
  • Co-production

    Zodiak - center for new dance, Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Big Pulse Dance Alliance (a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union), Dance Umbrella, Julidans, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Apap – FEMINIST FUTURES (a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union)
  • Produced by

    Sonya Lindfors
  • Premiere date and place

  • Duration (minutes)

  • Target group

    16 + and diverse audience groups