Go-Comission: Sonya Lindfors & Maryan Abdulkarim – We Should All Be Dreaming
17-26 May 2018
SPRING Festival Utrecht
2 May 2018: In 2018, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux together with Zodiak – center for contemporary dance, SPRING Festival Utrecht and Baltic Circle Festival, commissions a new work by choreographer Sonya Lindfors and writer-activist Maryan Abdulkarim. The work is a combination of workshops, lectures and performances, where choreographers and activists come together, imagining radical utopian common futures. Lindfors and Abdulkarim work closely together with local activists in Utrecht, Brussels and Helsinki.
TelepART: Orchestra Nazionale della Luna
23-24 June 2018
Bimhuis, Amsterdam & L'Archiduc, Brussels
Founded by its chief conductors Manuel Hermia and Kari Ikonen in 2015, the orchestra has quickly become one of the most important orchestras on the Moon. Its diverse and highly original repertoire, as well as its inventive and energetic way of playing is fascinating lunatics and jazz lovers all over the Moon and even on Earth. Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna has been a remarkable project of the jazz season of 2016 in Finland (6 concerts in April in the Southern half of the country). The Belgian-Finnish-French ensemble will perform on 23 June at Bimhuis in Amsterdam, and on 24 June at L'Archiduc in Brussels.
MUSIQ’3 Festival: Nordic Vibes
29 June – 1 July 2018
Flagey Cultural Center and Abbey of La Cambre, Brussels
The Musiqu’3 Festival is presenting a wide range of Finnish musicians this summer as part of this year’s Nordic Vibes theme. The three-day festival, which takes place at the end of June and the beginning of July, will feature music by leading Finnish artists as well as Finnish musicians who are in the early stages of their international career. Established in 2011, the festival has from its inception placed an emphasis on bringing classical music to a broad, young and as diverse as possible audience. The festival organisers take pride in their openness and willingness to experiment and aim to present a rich pallet of musical genres. The festival features choral music, folk music, world music, jazz and even rock sounds.