Zodiak's performance program for spring 2023 consists of the international Side Step Festival and a series of premiere works. The program includes a total of five world premieres and six international guest works.
In the performances we stretch towards the experience of time as a complex question, venture to the dark side, surrender to the collective bliss of dancing, think about how to share the earth-shattering power of life, and summon ghosts. The performances also speak directly in favor of social change, cross gender boundaries and discuss the politics of marginalized bodies.
Side Step Festival 2023
Jenni-Elina von Bagh: As time goes by. Performances at the festival on Thu–Sat 2.–4.2. Zodiak Stage.
Choy Ka Fai: Yishun is Burning. Performance on Sat 4.2. Dance House Helsinki, Pannu Hall.
Oona Doherty: Navy Blue. Performance on Wed 8.2. Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall.
Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck: BAUER HOUR & PECK A SEC. Performances on Wd–Fri 8.–10.2. Cable Factory's Konttori.
Harald Beharie: Batty Bwoy. Performances on Thu & Sat 9. & 11.2. Zodiak Stage.
Silvia Gribaudi: Graces. Performances on Fri–Sat 10.–11.2. Dance House Helsinki, Pannu Hall.
Cullberg / Jefta van Dinther: On Earth I’m Done: Mountains. Performance on Sat 11.2. Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall.
The festival will also feature discussions, film screenings, workshops and clubs. The additional program will be published in January.
Premieres in Spring 2023
Sanna Blennow & Mikko Niemistö: SOMETHING AND NOTHING ABOUT DARKNESS. Performances on 23.2.–7.3. Zodiak Stage.
Mia Jaatinen & työryhmä: RIEHA. Performances on 22.3.–4.4. Zodiak Stage. Coproduction Zodiak, Kinetic Orchestra.
Elina Pirinen: Mortal Tropical Dances. Performances on 5.–14.5., Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall. Coproduction Dance House Helsinki, Zodiak, Carte Blanche Norway.
Sonya Lindfors: ONE DROP. Performances on 6.–16.5. Dance House Helsinki, Pannu Hall. Coproduction Zodiak, UrbanApa.
Jenni-Elina von Bagh: As time goes by. Performances on 11.–24.5. Zodiak Stage.