About to Dance – CONNECTING: Performances, Discussions, Open Classes in January
During the exhibition period, performances, open-access workshops and discussions will be held for the public.
Pia Lindy: Oh Lightness
A series of work-in-progress performances. Can we talk about life and serious subjects lightly, or in a bright light, bringing out multiple meanings or approaches to interpreting loss and gain? Oh Lightness has been influenced by encounters and experiences from the About to Dance – CONNECTING project, and by the themes of lightness, (black) humour and loss/gain. The premiere of Oh Lightness will take place in 2013.
Thu 19.1 at 18:00
Fri 20.1 at 18:00
Sat 21.1 at 15:00
Sun 22.1 at 15:00
Thu 26.1 at 18:00
Fri 27.1 at 18:00
Sat 28.1 at 15:00
Discussion Wed 18.1 at 18–20
Introduction to the About to Dance – CONNECTING project, short performances, and comments from guest professionals on caring and vocation in different professions, leading to an open discussion.
Discussion Wed 25.1 at 18–20
Artists from different fields talk about caring – the things that matter – in their work and art. Plus performative comments and open discussion. Among others talks by visual artist Lena Seraphin, documentary film director Jouko Aaltonen, dance artist Leila Kourkia, drama instructor Petri Taipale.
Moving in the gallery – Open movement class
The class starts with simple exercises and goes on to focus on exploring our own movements as a way of “finding ourselves in motion”. Come and try it!
The class is led by Pia Lindy.
Loose clothing, bare feet
Sat 21.1 at 10–12
Sat 28.1 at 10–12
Further information: www.jokukohtatanssii.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
The About to Dance – CONNECTING project has been supported by the National Council for Dance, the Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, and The Arts Council of North Karelia.