How do environmental stimuli guide our gaze and spatial orientation?
In what ways do we exercise power through the gaze?
Why do we build meanings through our gaze where there previously were none?

Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen’s new creation OPIA dives eyes first in the middle of these ever present questions relating to looking, being looked at, and forming meaning between things we see.

OPIA explores its topic through movement language spiralling into the world behind the gaze, perspective-questioning visual design and captivating soundscape.

Tips for the audience

We recommend you watch the performance on as big a screen as possible, and with headphones. Also, the performance recording gives you the best experience if you can keep your viewing room dark.





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Direction and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen 
Movement material: Johanna Nuutinen and dancers
Dance: Jenna Broas, Mia Jaatinen 
Text: Johanna Nuutinen
Scenography: Joonas Tikkanen 
Music and sound design: Tuomas Norvio 
Costume design:  Erika Turunen 

Execution of the costumes: Johanna Vehmas
Dramaturgical support: Jarkko Lehmus 
Technical producing: Anssi Ruotanen
Sound technic: Sami Tammela, Juuso Hannukainen
Creative Producer: Lilja Lehmuskallio
Direction and editing of the performance recording: 
Thomas Freundlich
Camera operators: Thomas Frendlich, Teemu Kyytinen, Mikael Kanerva
Production: Johanna Nuutinen +CO, Zodiak - Uuden Tanssin Keskus
Supporters: Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin sääti
ö, Taiteen Edistämiskeskus, Helsingin kaupunki, Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö 
Residency support: Tero Saarinen Company, Västlandsmusiken/Teatermaskinen, Dance Base
PR photos: Jonas Lundqvist