COSMIC LATTE departs from a utopian project of playing and reimagining futures we cannot yet imagine. It is the year 3023 and we live in a world that escapes definitions and categories. Concepts don’t exist as opposites, boundaries move, dissolve and break. The logic of our thinking has changed; black and white are no longer opposites but contain each other. Interfaces have disappeared and meanings mix like liquids.
Afrofuturism, contemporary art, West African cosmology, Sun Ra and Bach co-exist on a stage that is porous, diverse and beige. The colour of the universe is COSMIC LATTE.
Afrofuturism, a term coined in 1993 by Mark Dery, provides the framework for the radical dreaming that is COSMIC LATTE. The term, initially used in sci-fi contexts, defined, reimagined and dreamed Blackness and Black identity. Afrofuturism dreamed of a place where freedom, equality, past, present and future come together in a mystical interzone that escapes all limitations and borders.
Cosmic Latte is a name given by researchers for the average colour of the universe.
COSMIC LATTE is also the third instalment of Sonya Lindfors‘ series of works focusing on Blackness.
Sonya Lindfors is a Helsinki-based choreographer and the artistic director of the UrbanApa community. She uses her works to shake up power structures.
Julidans is an international contemporary dance festival taking place in various locations in Amsterdam from 2 – 16 July. Titled MOVING OUT LOUD, this year’s festival presents 40 different performances and shows by diverse and outspoken choreographers.
The performance of COSMIC LATTE at Julidans is supported by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.
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, Eeste Sutinen, Sonya Lindfors (in second cast Selma Kauppinen, Zen Jefferson, Geoffrey Erista)
Performers in Julidans: Deogracias Masomi, Ima Iduozee, Pauliina Sjöberg, Selma Kauppinen, Sonya Lindfors
Choreographers’ assistants: Esete Sutinen, Pauliina Sjöberg
Production: Zodiak – center for a new dance, UrbanApa, Sonya Lindfors
Friday 14.7.2023 at 20:30 – 21:45 CET
Saturday 15.7.2023 at 21:00 – 22:15 CET
Location: Podium Mozaïek, Bos en Lommerweg 191, Amsterdam
Duration: 75 minutes