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Concept, choreography and visualization: Sonja Jokiniemi
Performers: Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch
Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Co-production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November Festival, ITAK Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, Veem House for Performance
Residency support: Arsenic Theatre, ITAK Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound, wpZimmer
Photos: Thomas Uyttendaele

With support by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö

The performances are a part of the Moving in November Festival.

Pre-talk Nov 5 at 14:15–14:45 Hima & Sali / Cable Factory
Post-performance discussion on Nov 8.

Tickets: 25/18/15 €
Zodiak’s season ticket is not valid for the performances.


Fri 3.11. 20:00 Premiere
Sun 5.11. 15:00
Tue 7.11. 19:00
Wed 8.11. 19:00
Fri 10.11. 19:00
Sat 11.11. 19:00

Sonja Jokiniemi: Blab

Sonja Jokiniemi's new performance is built around the concept of blabbing: the associative, potentially senseless, sometimes spontaneous, clumpy, not-knowing form of speech.

With this new work, Jokiniemi continues to explore the chaotic experience of the world and how meaning is established. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses, desires and reflexes; where the human is part of the non-human. Different bodies find each other as extensions, parallel connections and expansions. The essence of the work is shaped by the collaboration and relations between the elements.

Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories and knowingness towards the unknown; towards unions of human and object, images and rituals of desire. The unknown manifests itself in the transforming sculpture, the essence of which charts the subconscious territory.