Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl
A performance project by choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi is presented at Kiasma’s 2nd floor exhibition space.
Bodies of painting, sculpture and live performance mesh, gearing towards extended beings and hybrid bodies through interdependencies of human and non-human.
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.
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, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Production: Art Centre Buda (BE), Kiasma Theatre, 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.
The performance is included in the museum ticket (15/13e).
Outside performing hours the audience is free to visit the space.
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Studio K (2nd floor)
Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki