Jukka Ristolainen: PELTO (Field)

Contemporary dance

PELTO is a modern dance, a manure and rock’n’roll scented drive-in dance spectacle in which meat moves, manure flies about and field cars rattle.

PELTO – Dance artistes, musicians and farmers with their tractors in perfect harmony on a southern Savonian field to highlight the diversity of art and countryside, and the possibilities of collaboration.

PELTO (the Finnish word for field) has always borne nourishment from the ground and now this performance becomes part of a multi-thousand year old canon as a stage for modern dance. Material found from the old farm has also created frameworks for imagining new uses for lost-and-found items. Have you ever in your wildest dreams imagined a drum set on a pimped up field car on stage, experienced the shredding ritual of a spade electric guitar, rumbled in the back seat of a techno trailer, or heard a divine water pipe flute?

The fifteen-person-strong performance will take place on Kokko field in Kangasniemi 14.8.2021.

The performance is located at a sparsely populated area and the audience will arrive in drive-in style in their own cars on the edge of the field to experience the performance. The audience will receive viewing instructions for the performance from a traffic controller.

PELTO is a statement about producing equal art, the area’s accomplishments, diversity as well as collaboration, modern small-scale farming, local food and production, and keeping the whole of Finland inhabited. PELTO is a celebratory performance in honour of Koko Tila’s 300 years of history (1721-2021).

Concept: Jukka Ristolainen
Performers: dance artists and executive drectors of the Kokko1721 residence Jukka Ristolainen and Maija Tuomi, Hieho Homma -collective, singer / mezzosoprano Katariina Poikela, Beniamino Borghi and Xavier ‘Bambu’ Vandenberghe of tanssiARTesans.
Co-operation: Ollinahon tila ja Kotimäen tila, municipality of Kangasniemi
Production: Itä-Suomen tanssin aluekeskus, working group
Supporters: The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, municipality of Kangasniemi

PELTO (Field)
Saturday 14.8.2021 at 2pm
Kokko1721 residence, Kotimäentie 27 A, Kangasniemi

Tickets: 20€ / car (drive-in performance), free entrance when arriving with tractor.

Kokko1721 residence

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Kokko1721 residence

Kotimäentie 27 A, Kangasniemi