Evening performance programme - As it Burns - Meri Pajunpää

Tuesday 28 June
Time: 19:30 – 21:45 hrs.
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Support programme: dance films
‘GOGI’ - Viviane Freher
‘Otherland’ - Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Keren Levi

Main programme: live performance
‘As it Burns’ - Meri Pajunpää


Deepen your performance visit by attending the introduction.
(Language: English)

Supporting programme

Support programme:

Dance films 
GOGI – dance film by Viviane Freher 

Gogi explores the powerful inheritance of female independence and sisterhood, the discomfort of being lonely and yet the unspoken sense of unison of sisterhood with nature and women. The call of the ocean inspires a longing to be and to move as one organism. 
Filmed across breathtaking Australian landscape, this poetic short film is carrying a journey of separation and fragility arriving in unison and femininity. 
Produced by choreographer and dancer: Viviane Frehner, 
Director of photography: Stefan José 
Choreography and dance by Viviane Frehner in collaboration with Alicia Harvie and Ashleigh White 
Sponsored by Gogi (1927-2014) 
‘Otherland’ - Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Keren Levi 
Vogue dancer Elvin Elejandro performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten and the changes he has been through since. The freedom he longed for seems within reach. The biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez is told using documentary elements combined with fictional dance scenes. 

Featuring: Elvin Alejandro Martinez / Elly Vineyard  
Director, Cinematography & Script:  Jan Pieter Tuinstra  
Director, Choreography & Script: Keren Levi  
Producers: Black Frame & NTR 


Live performance: ‘As it Burns’ - Meri Pajunpää

‘As it Burns’ - Meri Pajunpää

A performance that grew from a swirling moment of global and personal changes, in which sound, light, movement and text comes together in a conversation vibrating on the surface between chaos and order. The strong physical expression and the poetic staging invite the spectator into a non-linear journey in time, drawing closer towards the themes of the work: the paradox of belonging everywhere and nowhere at the same time, the blurring of one’s origins and roots, and the experiences passed onto us throughout generations, which still resonate in our lives.  

Choreography and performance: Meri Pajunpää 
Sound design and music: Michael Picknett 
Light and space design: Jan Fedinger 
Dramaturgical assistant: Anne Pajunen 
Production: Meri Pajunpää & Arts Management Helsinki 
Co-production: Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, Charleroi danse, Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles 
Support and residencies: Art Promotion Centre Finland, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Routa Company, Vantaan Tanssiopisto, Dance All Year Long Pop-Up-Fest, Kokkola 

After talk:
After each evening performance, there is an after-talk hosted in the Dance Theatre, 10 minutes after the performance. Get insights, and extra information, and exchange about your experiences. 

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