something like this
25 May 2024 at 7:30 pm

something like this is a performance about street dance and hip-hop culture aimed for audiences of all ages, created by Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer Sonya Lindfors. Supported by Institut finlandais, the performance will make its first appearance in France on 25 May 2024 at the dance festival JUNE EVENTS.

In something like this, four dancers (Akim Bakhtaoui, Linda Ilves, Ramona Panula and Sophia Wekesa) from diverse backgrounds meet on stage. They tell stories and have fun through dance – together! The stage serves as a platform for taking over space, sharing and empowering. The scene is constructed in front of the viewer’s eyes and the work asks: How should a performance be viewed or experienced? How does dance move from one body to another? What kinds of things can be told through dance and movement?

Sonya Lindfors writes:

The dream was to create a performance that I would have wanted to experience as a young person. The kind I needed. With a diverse group of dancers from different backgrounds, each dancing in their own way, each shining as their own unique selves. Encouraging each other, having fun, but also daring to be themselves.”

It goes something like this…

Book your tickets for the event here.

The JUNE EVENTS dance festival is organised by Atelier de Paris and is being held from 22 May to 8 June 2024. Click here to find the whole festival programme.


The performance is supported by Institut finlandais as part of the pARTir initiative funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.