Utopian empathy is a site-specific series of performances about individual future dreams and hopes and their relationship to broader utopias. What are the roles of hope and empathy in understanding  a 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.


The background

The team created together The Earth Song (Zodiak – Center for new dance 2013), and from that arose and was born a wide range of connections, networks, ideas of a common future and how our choices affect our lives and the future. Utopia series of performances starts where The Earth Song ended.

24.7. From 19:30 onwards – you can come and go (K 18), Palmgren (Pohdin talo)
Price: Free of charge


Choreographer: Sari Palmgren and työryhmä
Performers: Tuovi Rantanen, Lotta Suomi, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Jukka Tarvainen Janne Masalin and Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound design/composition: Janne Masalin and Tuomas Norvio
Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen
Production: Sari Palmgren
Support: Arts Promotion Center Finland and Saari residence by Kone Foundation


www.saripalmgren.com and www.utopiautopia.net