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Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl

Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl

Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

 
 

Choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi’s new work Howl is a performance project and an exhibition space. Bodies of painting, sculpture and live performance mesh, gearing towards extended beings and hybrid bodies through interdependencies of human and non-human.

 
Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

 

Howl is a calling upon connection beyond speech, towards another kind of speaking. In this duet, textile lacing, drawing, inanimate things, and two performers search towards a multitextural and sensual environment in which to speak in and with. They are searching for a fertility of language where textures, weight, liquid, and sound create a damp soil in which communication resonates.

 
Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele

 

Choreography and visual works: Sonja Jokiniemi Performance: Maija Karhunen and Sonja Jokiniemi Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen Sound design: Natalia Dominguez Rangel Dramaturgical dialogue: Elina Minn Producer: Riikka Thitz International distribution: Something Great (Berlin) Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö Co-production: Art Centre Buda (BE), Be My Guest - network for emerging practices, Kiasma Theatre (FI), MDT Stockholm (SE), STUK – A House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, BE) in the framework of the Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Premiere on 8.8.2019 AT Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki