What is the flip-side of perfection?

Ihana ja hieno (Wonderful and fine)
is the first co-production of the nationwide network of regional dance centers in Finland. This intensively physical piece, choreographed by Janina Rajakangas and performed by VAPAAkollektiivi, centers around the theme of perfection. What does striving for perfection result in? Does it make us all alike? Repetition, minimalism and explosive energy of five female dancers in unison. What does mean to fit in a group? Does it require perfect behavior?

VAPAAkollektiivi is a collective group of freelance artists from Tampere. Ihana ja hieno premiered at Tanssivirtaa-festival in Tampere in April 2012.


Choreographer Janina Rajakangas
Performers Maija Ikonen, Maria Kananen, Terhi Kuokkanen, Outi Yli-Viikari, Rea-Liina Brunou
Lighting design Tero Koivisto
Sound design Jouni Tauriainen
Costume design Maria Hämäläinen
Producer Antti Lähdesmäki
Production Regional Dance Center of Eastern Finland, Regional Dance Center of Northern Finland, Central Finland Regional Dance Center, Regional Dance Center of Western Finland, Regional Dance Center of Ostrobotnia, Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki

Post-performance discussion 9.12.

Tickets 20/12 €