The Texture of Connection premieres this June in Helsinki

Apr 26, 2023 | 2023

A real-time interdisciplinary conversation between movement, poetry and soundscapes.

The Texture of Connection by Yohannes Henriksson premieres this summer in Helsinki, Finland. You can read more about the performance premiering at URB festival in Kiasma in our updated article on The Texture of Connection.

Working Group:

Yohannes Henriksson (BE/NL/FI), Project Creator and Coordinator
Hamis Ahmed (FI), performer, dancer
S*an D. Henry-Smith (US/NL), performer, performance poet
Sebastian Kurtén (FI), performer, soundscapes
Saskia Nartey-Wemegah (NL), performer, dancer

The performance is commissioned and produced by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. More info about date & place as well as the full interview with Yohannes Henriksson is out in May!

Watch the teaser of the interview below:


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