Sonja Jokiniemi’s new work Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories towards the unknowns; towards unions and blurs of humans and objects, extensions and expansions of different bodies, penetrations of forms and acts of desire.

The work unfolds itself in the transforming multisensorial sculpture, the essence of which charts a subconscious territory. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses and reflexes. The work explores lumpy, tangled thought processes that have neither beginning nor an end.

Sonja Jokiniemi is a performance artist and choreographer based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psychodiversity. Her projects take form in performance, drawing and community engaged works. Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013.


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Concept, choreography and visualization Sonja Jokiniemi
Performers Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch
Lighting design Heikki Paasonen
Textiles in collaboration with Janina Silvennoinen
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 Simo Karisalo

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.