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.


Direction and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen
Dance: Jenna Broas, Mia Jaatinen
Spatial and lighting design: Joonas Tikkanen
Sound design and music: Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Erika Turunen
Dramaturgy: Jarkko Lehmus
Production: Johanna Nuutinen +CO, Zodiak
Supported by: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Residency support: Tero Saarinen Company, Västlandsmusiken/Teatermaskinen, Dance Base

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