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Performing Arts

EQUALITY! tour and workshops across NorthEast India


Contemporary Dance Workshop
with Rebecca Weingartner, Benjamin Lindh and Joshua Sailo

Venue: Mizo Dance Camp, Electric Veng
Dates: 3-7 Oct 2023

Venue: ICFAI University, Aizawl
Dates:10-11 Oct 2023

Venue: La Montessori School
Dates: 12 Oct 2023

Venue Refresh Fitness Centre
Dates: 17 Oct 2023

Venue: St. Anthony’s College
Dates: 20 Oct 2023

EQUALITY! Performance Dates:

Venue: Local Event House
Date: 13 Oct 2023

Venue: Buddhist Monastery
Date: 18 Oct 2023

Venue: TBD
Date: 21 Oct 2023

Still from EQUALITY! Photo credit: Andreas Hagenbach

Rebecca Weingartner and Benjamin Lindh Medin are on a research trip to India. Together with Joshua Sailo, they will be touring with EQUALITY! across Northeast India.

EQUALITY! by the Company Lindh & Weingartner is a duet about a woman and a man that wish to be completely equal. Amidst the audiences sitting in a circle, with full physical commitment and a lot of humour, the duo find all kinds of absurd ways to demonstrate what equality between two people of different sexes could look like. They decide together, face the same challenges, give each other the same chances and get equal attention. Even though it is sometimes difficult, they do not give up, because one thing is certain: in each case they are equally unique!

EQUALITY! Northeast Tour

During their Northeast tour, the duet Rebecca Weingartner and Benjamin Lindh Medin will be visiting various schools and partner organizations in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram alongside performing artist Joshua Sailo. The three will be joined by performing artist Lapdiang Syiem in Shillong, choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam (Manipur) in Itanagar, where they will be hosted by Karry Padu, founder and director of The Wild Flower Production.

Lindh & Weingartner Company

Rebecca Weingartner and Benjamin Lindh Medin founded a dance company that creates pieces for children and young audiences. Involving their backgrounds in contemporary dance, hip-hop, music and physical theatre, they develop a playful, performative movement language. With their work, the company reflects upon current sociopolitical topics and transforms them into highly accessible performances for young audiences. In 2020, Lindh & Weingartner developed EQUALITY! in co-production with Roxy Birsfelden.

EQUALITY! Workshop
with Rebecca Weingartner, Benjamin Lindh and Joshua Sailo

Through their workshop, the creators of the piece EQUALITY!, Rebecca Weingartner and Benjamin Lindh Medin, invite people of all ages, all genders and all ethnic backgrounds to research gender equality together with them. The workshop explores all kinds of absurd ways to show what equality between two people of different sexes could look like. What does it mean to identify as a man, as a woman, as a non-binary person? What does it mean to decide together, to face the same challenges, to give each other the same chances and get equal attention?

After a warm-up which includes somatic body work, contemporary dance technique and improvisation, the workshop continues with physical aspects of the topic, concluding with an open round table-discussion with the participants around the topic.

About the facilitators

Rebecca Weingartner is a Swiss performer & choreographer with roots in Hong Kong and China. She studied contemporary dance at Tanztheaterschule Zürich and the ARTez dance academy Arnhem as well as physical theatre and academy of arts in Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands.

​In 2021, Rebecca Weingartner was honoured by the Swiss government of Canton Baselland with the culture award for dance for establishing an independent stage language which is expressed through intersectional dance and theatre. Rebecca Weingartner’s artistic language developed from her encounters with people from diverse backgrounds with whom she has worked in her artistic, educational and dance therapy projects – from children and young people to people with cognitive or psychological impairments. The awareness of structural disadvantages in the context of her previous works, as well as Rebecca Weingartner’s own experience as a woman, person of colour and person affected by classism, are at the core of her current artistic exploration.

Benjamin Lindh Medin was born in Gothenburg, started dancing at the Swedish Royal Ballet and City Theater School in Stockholm and completed his BA in Contemporary Dance and Education at the Norwegian College of Dance in Oslo in 2013. Since 2018 he is based in Basel and danced a.o. at Theater Basel, for Tabea Martin, Filipo Armati, Alexandra Pirici, Angelo Iacono. He is currently rehearsing for the new production of Cie. Beweggrund Bern and touring in Tabea Martin’s piece for young audience “Forever”. Benjamin Lindh is the recipient of the 2021 Dance Travel Grant from Atelier Mondial.

Joshua Sailo is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and holds an MA in Dance awarded by Institute of the Arts Barcelona for his practice-based research in the performativity of gender. He founded Sailoway in 2018.  A traveller between worlds and mediums, Joshua transforms his experiences into artistic expressions through dance, music, photography, and visual art. His creative practice and research are autobiographical in nature, exploring themes of identity and power from counter-hegemonic perspectives.


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