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Show photographer Tuukka Ervasti

Sonya Lindfors: One drop

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  • Schedule

    Sat 6.5. at 20:00

    Tue 9.5. at 20:00

    Wed 10.5. at 14:00

    Wed 10.5. at 20:00

    Fri 12.5. at 20:00

    Sat 13.5. at 17:00

    Sun 14.5. at 17:00

    Tue 16.5. at 20:00

  • Post-performance discussion on Sat, May 13.

“The one-drop rule is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States asserting that any person with even one ancestor of sub-Saharan-African ancestry, "one drop" of black blood, is considered black.”


ONE DROP is a summoning of ghosts, an autopsy of the Western stage and an operetta. The work dives into the entanglements and relationalities of capitalism, coloniality and modernity

The title of the work refers to 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. The one drop rule makes blatantly clear how the concept of race is a construction, a technology made to dehumanize and dominate.

ONE DROP continues Lindfors’ series of works dealing with power, representation and Black body politics.

Choreography and concept

Sonya Lindfors

Working group

Antonia Atarah, Hamis Ahmed, Geoffrey Erista, Nori Kin, Isabella Shaw, Ornilia Ubisse, Mariama Slåttøy, Erno Aaltonen, Jussi Matikainen, Sanna Levo, Aino Koski, Janina Salmela ja Sonya Lindfors


UTT ry ja Sonya Lindfors


Zodiak – uuden tanssin keskus, Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Big Pulse Dance Alliance, Beursschouwbourg, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux


Tanzfabrik berlin, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, Buda Kortrijk, Beursschouwbourg

Supported by

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Nordic Culture Point


Tuukka Ervasti


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