Sonya Lindfors: Art can be a driver of social change
Art helps us to work for a better world, because an artist can dream of utopias, which will be further transformed into strategies towards a better world, says choreographer and artistic director Sonya Lindfors.
Sonya Lindfors is an alumna of the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a graduate of 2013.
“I am an idealist, I believe that art has huge potential. At its best, art can be a driver of social change, reveal hidden meanings, push boundaries, question the status quo, increase our sense of community and provoke thoughts and ideas.
The Helsinki-born choreographer and artistic director Sonya Lindfors (born 1985) is a professional in the field of dance. She is one of the founders of the UrbanApa arts community, which has been awarded the State Prize for Dance, and has worked as the artistic director and executive producer of the UrbanApa festival. One of Lindfors’ works is Noir?, a dance piece about black identity that was made for Zodiak (Center for New Dance) and toured in Europe between 2013 and 2015. Lindfors graduated with a Master’s degree in choreography from the Theatre Academy in 2013.
Art is change
Art helps us to conceive alternative futures and make a stand for what we believe in. Art gives us a more forward-looking point of view – a fresher and sharper perspective.
We need art now more than ever before in Finland. Art gives us a more forward-looking point of view – a fresher and sharper perspective. Educational know-how combined with the right resources will ensure the upswing of Finland’s culture, education and economy. The University of the Arts Helsinki is collecting capital for the first time through private donations. The Government will support the university fundraising by matching the donation with a sum that is up to triple the sum of each donation.
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