For a New European Social Contract
House of European History, Brussels, Belgium
The new EUNIC Brussels conference cycle questioning the future of Europe. The ambition of the project is to rethink the social contract, so that it no longer relies on the relationship between citizens and the state but goes beyond this by taking into account the different dimensions of life today and the crucial issues citizens are facing.
Go-Comission: Sonya Lindfors & Maryan Abdulkarim – We Should All Be Dreaming
13 October 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.
24-25 August 2018
Lieve Vrouwekerkhof, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
As part of a Europe-wide tour, Finnish circus group Sisus lands in the Netherlands at the Spoffin festival in Amersfoort 24-25 August. During the tour, Sisus performs Mosh Split piece, a 45-minute outdoor show, which is built around a 9.5 meter-high truss structure. This energetic show contains a huge variety of circus skills both in the air and on the ground: trapeze, moshing, rope dancing, partner acrobatics, group spirit, humour and girl power. In the scenery, there is a camper van from which surprising characters and crazy ideas come out following one another. Dresses are made out of toilet paper and hairstyles get their finishing touches with vacuum cleaners.
TelepART: Samira Elagoz
8-9 August 2018
Tampere Theatre Festival, Finland
Cock, Cock.. Who's There? is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman's research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms like Chatroulette and Tinder, and through close encounters Samira Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men.