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OVER YOUR FUCKING BODY

Concept, choreography and performance: Janina Rajakangas and Neil Callaghan
Lighting and spatial design: Jenni Pystynen
Sound design and music: Miki Brunou
Costume design: Piia Rinne
Producer: Ulrika Vilke
Production: Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Janina Rajakangas Project
Co-producers: Moving in November, The Place (London)
Resindency support: Wainsgate Dances (Hebdenbridge), The Place (London), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds)
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Arts Council England, iPortunus, The Finnish Institute in London

Photos: Sanni Siira

Post-performance discussion on Nov 19. The discussion will be held in English.

Duration: 60 min

Tickets: 30,50/24,50/16,50 €

Performances on Nov 6–11 are a part of Moving in November Festival.
Zodiak’s serial ticket is not valid for these four performances.

ZODIAK STAGE

6.11.2019 20:00 Premiere
8.11.2019 18:00
9.11.2019 15:00
10.11.2019 17:00
16.11.2019 15:00
17.11.2019 15:00
19.11.2019 19:00
20.11.2019 19:00

Performance archive 2019 Janina Rajakangas , Neil Callaghan: Over Your Fucking Body

Over your FERAL
LEAKING
MONSTER
NERVOUS
VISCERAL
PLEASURABLE
OPAQUE
CURIOUS
SOFT
HAIRY
FRENETIC
SPONTANEOUS
LOVING
AGING
and DECOMPOSING body

We have been working in the zone where there are no words but a lot of body. We have been working on foregrounding the body. To shake the body from the perpetual habits, and from the stories we constantly tell ourselves. To disorientate our individuality and seek a softer more delicate way to inhabit our flesh. We are practising a kind of poetry, that overestimates the value of the body. Trying to understand our individual body and the communal bodies that we are a part of. Reframing the pedestrian body through, weight, duration, shape, rhythm and dynamics.

Repeatedly over the past years Janina Rajakangas and Neil Callaghan have tried to get to the core of unnamed states of bodily experience. They have embodied and presented knowledge that is shared between people and yet is inaccessible through language. Over Your Fucking Body started from their interest in these amorphous moments where words fail. They aim to physically articulate these unnameable states into dances. To present areas of experience that usually stay hidden from appearance.

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Neil Callaghan has been making work with various constellations of people since 2002 in the fields of dance, theatre and visual arts. He works alone and in collaboration with numerous others. He has previously worked with Lea Anderson, Doris Uhlich, Nicola Conibere, Dan Canham, Requardt & Rosenberg, Simone Kenyon and Vlatka Horvat. At present he tours with Until Our Hearts Stop by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.

Janina Rajakangas works mainly as a choreographer, with a practice including performing, teaching and public reflection. Her latest directed works are Dinosaur (2015),  Teen (2017) and Canary (2018). As a performer she works for Frauke Requardt, Requardt & Rosenberg and Robert Clark in London. Since 2019 Janina works on a 3-year-artist grant from Arts Promotion Centre, Finland.

 

Childcare on Sun, Nov 17

Working group of Over Your Fucking Body will arrange free babysitting on Sunday November 17th, 2019, during the performance at 3pm at the Cable Factory. Babysitting will be held at the Dance House Helsinki rehearsal studio between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm (Cable Factory, A-staircase, 3rd floor).

The carers are professionals recruited through the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and they speak Finnish and English. It is necessary to pre-register for childcare and we can have max. 10 children.

Pre-registration form can be found behind this link: https://forms.gle/Cgiz6TnCAsM2vdxU7

For more information on childcare please contact producer Ulrika Vilke, ulrika.vilke@gmail.com, 050-3462563.