URB 21 festival: X∙over

Show & Street Dance

Ben Fury's collaboration with five Helsinki-based street dancers at Stoan aukio.

X∙over is a site-specific performance created by dancer-choreographer Ben Fury (BE/MAR). It has its roots in his inspiration of sufi and ritual forms of moving. X∙over will have its premier in Helsinki at URB21 and it is a recreation of a performance called Crossover. Crossover was performed at Dream City festival fall 2019 in Tunis and was a result of a co-creative process lead by Fury for Tunisian dancers during the years 2018-19.

In Helsinki Ben Fury has directed five local performers, with whom he has had the opportunity to re-envision the original piece.


Direction: Ben Fury
Choreography: Ben Fury & working group
Performers: Andrii ”Pluto” Gregul, Jeffrey Kam, Selma Kauppinen, Siiri Korkeamäki, Hozan Omar
Director’s assistant: Sara Hirn
Music: HXIVE
Costume design: Joona Huotari
Production: URB, Kiasma-teatteri & Itä-Helsingin kulttuurikeskus Stoa
The production is part of a four-year EU project Art Beyond Participation – BEPART.

Free admission. The audience is asked to keep social distance to other spectators and performers! The performance will be recorded, and the video will be available at www.urb.fi -website during Fri 11 July at 20:00 – Sun 13 July at 23:00.

URB 21 -festival's website

Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen



Stoan aukio (Stoa's yard)

Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki