We Should All Be Dreaming - performance

Illustration in dark colour and space influenced shapes, with a heading that reads We Should all be Dreaming.

Radical utopian dreams about a community future.

“The possible has been tried and failed. Now it’s time to try the impossible!” – Sun Ra

We Should All Be Dreaming focuses on the radical potential of dreams as both a healing and a subversive practice. Finnish choreographer and director Sonya Lindfors has a simple suggestion: we should all have to dream in a fundamental, utopian way about a communal future.

In order to turn this dream into reality, you can take part in this almost therapeutic session. We Should All Be Dreaming is somewhere between a choreographed get-together, a performance and a lecture. You are cordially invited to spend time together, listen together and dream together.

WSABD is not just a struggle in a sombre reality of society, but functions as a gentle countermovement: by creating space to truly live together.

WSABD is a collaboration between Sonya Lindfors and writer/activist Maryan Abdulkarim, both of whom are interested in radical utopian and decolonizing practices. Sonya Lindfors (b.1985, lives in Helsinki) creates musicals, performances, street dance, contemporary dance and so on. She is artistic leader at UrbanApa, a platform for new artistic practices. She is currently working on the theme of blackness and is shaking the white stage awake. Maryan Abdulkarim is a writer and activist engaged with themes linked to freedom.

concept by: Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim, working group: Sonya Lindfors, Maryan Abdulkarim, Roy Boswell, Erno Aaltonen, David Muoz, co-producers: Spring Utrecht festival, Baltic Circle festival, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, supported by: Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Zodiak Center for New Dance, The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

SPRING Festival Utrecht, 17-26 May 2018

Beursschouwburg, 13 October 2018

Baltic Circle Festival, 13, 16 & 18 November 2018

The project is part of the Go-commission series of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux to support the creation of new works. Go-commission is made possible through the support of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation.