Go-Comission: Sonya Lindfors & Maryan Abdulkarim – We Should All Be Dreaming
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: Kamus Quartet
In their fast developing international career Kamus Quartet will tour the Netherlands with three concerts in October 2017. The concerts include their debut at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In these concerts, Kamus Quartet will play an all-Nordic programme and celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary with a premier of Sebastian Fagerlund’s string quartet in Concertgebouw.
TelepART: Eero Yli-Vakkuri
For the sixth SIGNAL festival, taking place in Brussels 27 September until 1 October 2017, the festival curators have invited Finnish artist Eero Yli-Vakkuri for three performances:
Horse talk taxi:
A cart led by a horse going around Brussels during the festival with specialists/intellectuals talking to its passengers about Brussels, the city and horses.
Riot gear demonstration – Workshop:
An officer of the mounted police gives a three-hour talk about his work, his relation to the horse, the City and its inhabitants.
Parade of the other kings:
Two officers of the mounted police are in a green area of Brussels with their horses, to get in contact with local inhabitants, to discuss, take care of the animal, and maybe go for a ride/parade in the neighbourhood.