Zodiak presents | Johanna Nuutinen: OPIA
Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen’s new creation OPIA dives eyes first in the middle of questions relating to looking, being looked at, and forming meaning between things we see.
How do environmental stimuli guide our gaze and spatial orientation?
In what ways do we exercise power through the gaze?
Why do we build meanings through our gaze where there previously were none?
Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen’s new creation OPIA dives eyes first in the middle of these ever present questions relating to looking, being looked at, and forming meaning between things we see.
OPIA explores its topic through movement language spiralling into the world behind the gaze, perspective-questioning visual design and captivating soundscape.
Tips for the audience
We recommend you watch the performance on as big a screen as possible, and with headphones. Also, the performance recording gives you the best experience if you can keep your viewing room dark.
The performance is available from April 1, 19:00 (CET+1) until April 15, 19:00.
Watch a short Greetings video on Zodiak – Center for New Dance’s Vimeo.
More information about the makers:
Direction and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen
Movement material: Johanna Nuutinen and dancers
Dance: Jenna Broas, Mia Jaatinen
Text: Johanna Nuutinen
Scenography: Joonas Tikkanen
Music and sound design: Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Erika Turunen
Execution of the costumes: Johanna Vehmas
Dramaturgical support: Jarkko Lehmus
Technical producing: Anssi Ruotanen
Sound technic: Sami Tammela, Juuso Hannukainen
Creative Producer: Lilja Lehmuskallio
Direction and editing of the performance recording: Thomas Freundlich
Camera operators: Thomas Frendlich, Teemu Kyytinen, Mikael Kanerva
Production: Johanna Nuutinen +CO, Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Supporters: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Minstry of Culture and Education
Residency support: Tero Saarinen Company, Västlandsmusiken/Teatermaskinen, Dance Base