Sonya Lindfors ONEDROP ennakko1 c Tuukka Ervasti2022
Show photographer Tuukka Ervasti

Sonya Lindfors: One drop

  • 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 14:00

    Tue 16.5. at 20:00

  • Post-performance discussion on Sat 13.5.
  • Q&A on Wed 10.5. and Fri 12.5.

“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 speculative summoning, a decolonial dream, an autopsy of the Western stage and an operetta. Slipping in meanings, leaking through different categories the work dives into the poetics and politics of relations, creating a stage that awakens the ghosts, connections lost or forgotten.

The title of the work refers to two separate frameworks; the one drop rhythm which is a reggae style drum beat as well as to the one drop rule of 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. Through its multiple starting points the work interrogates the ghosts of the Western stage and its entanglements and relationalities to capitalism, coloniality and modernity.

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

Language of presentation: English.

Wed 10.5. after the performance, Pannu Hall
Fri 12.5. after the performance, Pannu Hall

Post-performance discussion
Sat 13.5. after the performance, Pannu Hall


Standard ticket | 42 €
Discount tickets | 21 € Under 16, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts.
Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.
Pensioners | 38 €
Professional ticket |
21 € members of theater and dance associations (for buying professional tickets, check Zodiak's instructions)
Group ticket | minimum 10 persons 32–19 €

Pay What You Can | A small number of "Pay What You Can" tickets are also on sale for all Dance House's own productions as well as for Zodiak and TSC productions. PWYC tickets for ONE DROP are available at the info point that is located at the Cable Factory's Glass Courtyard and here.

Choreography and concept

Sonya Lindfors

Working group

Antonia Atarah, Hamis Ahmed, Geoffrey Erista, Nori Kin, Isabella Shaw, Alma Bø Getachew, Mariama Slåttøy, Erno Aaltonen, Jussi Matikainen, Sanna Levo, Angel Emmanuel, Aino Koski, Janina Salmela, Sonya Lindfors

Contributors to process

Ornilia Ubisse, Judith Arupa, Alen Nsambu, Johanna Karlberg, Jaakko Pallasvuo


UTT ry and Sonya Lindfors


Zodiak - center for new dance, Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Big Pulse Dance Alliance (a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union), Dance Umbrella, Julidans, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Apap – FEMINIST FUTURES (a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union)


Tanzfabrik berlin, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, Buda Kortrijk, Beursschouwburg

Supported by

Koneen Säätiö, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Nordic Culture Point


Tuukka Ervasti


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