Utopian empathy is a site-specific serie of performances about individual future dreams and hopes and their relationship to broader utopias. What are the roles of hope and empathy in understandinga utopian entity?
Utopian empathy consists of small performances. One performance is performed to one spectator at a time. Each section begins and ends with seeing and meeting: one spectator and one performer look at each other while sitting in chairs near each other. After this connection is established, the performative part starts, its content born of utopia, empathy, and a local theme. Other spectators can move in the space freely.
Tickets and more info here: http://www.fullmoondance.fi/FMD2017/en/frontpage-2
Choreography: Sari Palmgren and performers
Performers: Lotta Suomi, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Jukka Tarvainen, Janne Masalin, Tuovi Rantanen, Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound design/composition: Janne Masalin ja Tuomas Norvio
Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen
Production: Sari Palmgren
Support: Arts Promotion Center Finland and Saari residence by Kone Foundation