PERSPECTIVES ON complex complicities

- towards antiracist feminist stages. 

 

Format: PERSPECTIVES ON
Genre:
A knowledge-sharing format (e.g. seminar),
which is based on what knowledge we need right now,
so that the art, the artists and the performing arts field can develop.

The seminar takes place at
Teaterøen, Refshalevej 320, Refshaleøen, 1432 Kbh. K

(in the room 'Hvide Annekssal', with level-free access. Toilet is on the ground floor, but has unfortunately not level-free access, as it has one step up).

Dates:
14.-15.11.2022

Time:
13:00 - 17:00 

 

SIGNUP HERE

 

The seminar


PERSPECTIVES ON complex complicities – towards antiracist feminist stages
A collaboration between UrbanApa and HAUT as part of BRIDGES 2022

Complex complicities is a small but very important step towards creating Nordic discourse about antiracist and feminist practices in Nordic contemporary stages. Helsinki-based antiracist and feminist arts community UrbanApa joins HAUT in creating a 2 day seminar in Copenhagen with the theme Complex Complicities – towards antiracist feminist stages. 

 

Monday 14th of November | “HOW TO CHANGE THINGS”

How to Change Things?  |Keynote speaker: Abdul Dube

Panel discussion: Intersectionality in practice! - navigating the complexity  Facilitated by Malik Grosos
Panelistists : Oriane Paras /Dance.cooperative, Marie Kaae & Julienne Doko 

Roundtable discussions: How to work together  Facilitated by Sonya Lindfors

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Tuesday 15th of November | “TOWARDS INTERSECTIONAL HORIZONS”

The conditions of dreaming: cultural politics, separatism, and the issue of being 'too many'  Keynote speakersCecilie Ullerup Schmidt & Anna Meera Gaonkar 

Panel discussion: What's next?  –  complicitness and the power of imagination  Facilitated by Kai Merke
Panelistists : Yong Sun Gullach, Vala T. Foltyn, Jupiter Child

Roundtable discussions: Dreaming session - speculation and institutional dreaming   Facilitated by Sonya Lindfors

 

The seminar is free but signup is required. You can signup here.

The team behind the seminar 

Complex complicities is a small but very important step towards creating Nordic discourse about antiracist and feminist practices in Nordic contemporary stages. Helsinki-based antiracist and feminist arts community UrbanApa joins HAUT in creating a 2 day seminar in Copenhagen with the theme Complex Complicities – towards antiracist feminist stages. 

Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian - Finnish choreographer and artistic director that also works with facilitating, community organizing and education. In 2013 she received a MA in choreography from the University of the Arts Helsinki.  
She is the founding member and Artistic Director of UrbanApa, an inter-disciplinary and counter hegemonic arts community that offers a platform for new discourses and feminist art practices. UrbanApa facilitates  workshops, festivals, labs, mentoring and publications among other things.

Currently Lindfors is busy with decolonial and intersectionally feminist work and speculative practices. Lindfors has been awarded with several prizes, the latest of which being the State Price of public information in fall 2022. 

Complex Complicities is a part of BRIDGES, a project designed to strengthen sustainable and long-term Nordic collaboration in the realms of antiracist and intersectionally feminist practices. The project is funded by Nordic Culture Point and produced by UrbanApa arts platform based in Helsinki.
The seminar is supported and hosted by HAUT, a performing arts organization based in Copenhagen.

 

Keynote speakers, facilitators and panelists:
 

Sonya Lindfors 
choreographer and artistic director  
Website

Photo: Tuukka Ervasti

 

Cecillie Ullerup Schmidt  
performance artist, curator and theorist

Photo: Kajsa Gullberg

 

Anna Meera Gaonkar 
PhD from University of Copenhagen

Photo: Anna Meera Gaonkar 

Malik Grosos (he/him)
multidisciplinary working with visual arts, performance, acting.

Photo: Malik Grosos

Kai Merke (they)  
facilitator/organizer of events, workshops etc.
within the performing arts field & consider facilitation
as part of their artistic practice. 

Photo: Morten Arnfred 

Yong Sun Gullach   
Korean-Danish artist & activitst operation at the boundaries of
performance, poetry, film, music, noise & installation art. 

Photo: Marco Grimnitz

Vala T. Foltyn
performance & installation artist, queer witch
art researcher

Photo: Johanna Lamprecht

 

Julia Machindano (her/their),
artist name Jupiter Child

performance & visual artist from Mozambique
 

 

Oriane Paras
artist based in Copenhagen, working with dance
& physical performance-installation. 
 

Photo: Palle Schultz 

Julienne Doko
French dance performer, teacher & choreographer
with roots in Central African Republic

Photo: Ave Maria Nielsen 

Abdul Dube (he/they)
multidisciplinary artist, designer, curator & 
workshop facilitator.

Marie Kaae
dancer & choreograph, degree in culture/language studies, International Development
Studies (RUC) 
& Sociology fra La Sorbonne (Paris)