What kind of bodies, stories and narratives are on stage? And what kind of ghosts are we dancing with?



110 minutes

12 Sep


13 Sep


Med ONE DROP Sonya Lindfors convenes a spectacular evening, a decolonial dream and an energetic confrontation with the Western stage - in an operetta. Here, she tries to do the seemingly impossible: to kill the immortal. 

Title of the work ONE DROP refers to two very different concepts: "one drop"rhythm which is a reggae-style drum beat, as well as to "one drop"-rule that was part of the racially discriminatory laws in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. According to this doctrine, a single drop of 'black blood' was enough for a person to be considered black - regardless of their appearance or skin colour. 

We perceive the world largely through various social constructions, categories, divisions, representations and narratives. We have been taught that there are 'natural' categories such as male/female, black/white or nature/culture. Stories about the nature of the world gain validity as we continue to retell them. But, norms change over time - and what felt natural 200 years ago is unthinkable today. I ONE DROP we dream of a new world - with dreams we do not yet know how to dream.

Through several different starting points ONE DROP into different meanings and examines the ghost that haunts the Western scene through an intricate web of entanglements, relationships, capitalism, colonialism and modernities. 

About Sonya Lindfors

Award-winning Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer and artistic director Sonya Lindfors often works with artists and practitioners which explores power, representation and black body politics. She is the artistic director and founder of UrbanApa, a multidisciplinary and versushegemonic art community that offers a platform for new ideas and feminist art practices. 

Photo: Tiu Makkonen

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