Here for a moment (it may change) – master thesis in dance performance
here for a moment (it may change) is both a show and a practice that grow when given space to
it starts from acknowledging what is here.
it accumulates layers and gains volume when revisited.
the possibilities are innumerable. what is happening is always singular and will never happen again.
let’s look at this moment.
here is Vapaan Taiteen Tila. above is Katri Valan park. all around is Sörnäinen. the performance
consists in leaving room for the body to get to know the environment. it is about sensing, about seeing,
about letting one’s own skin be touched by the skin of the place.
at the end (the end?), what happens is not really a performance. what happens is real. yet it is a
performance ; performing for widening one’s experiences as a body. performing for approaching a
sense of what it is to be with you, here for a moment (it may change).
it is about playing, seriously playing, here and now, always a bit on the edge, about to fail… what else
can be done but moving forward?
what if the final work would never end?
will you stay a bit longer?
at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Vilhonvuorenkuja 15-16, Helsinki
you are welcome to join each of the following moments:
shows – (snacks and drinks are offered after the show. welcome to stay for a moment and chat and
Sun 22nd, 16:00
Mon 23rd, 19:00
Tue 24th, 19:00
shared practices – they are an invitation to play and act from what is here, to share our own ways of
seeing and being in this place where we are now: Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Katri Valan park, Sörnäinen.
We may explore through writing, drawing, moving and spoken words – open to everybody – meeting at
Vapaan Taiteen Tila. we may practice both indoor and outdoor.
Wed 18th, 17:00-19:00
Sat 21th, 16:00-18:00
open hours to visit the residency
+ anytime on demand (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed 18th, 15:00-17:00
Thurs 19th, 16:00-18:00
Fri 20th, 16:00-18:00
Mon 23rd, 15:00-17:00
Tue 24th, 15:00-17:00
Photo: Roosa Oksaharju
This work is part of my current dance performance master’s thesis at Uniarts Helsinki.
Warm thank you to:
Maija Hirvanen – artistic supervisor
Simo Kellokumpu – written thesis supervisor
Eeva Muilu – professor, master Dance Performance
Leena Rouhiainen – examiner
Mikko Niemistö – examiner
And to all the people, dear friends, precious artists, humans, that are making this work possible with
their inspiring reflections and their support in many ways: Sonja Aaltonen, Jacquie Aylward, Iris
Blauberg, Lysanne Bruneau, Yun-Chen Chang, Alyssa Coffin, Arttu Halmetoja, Alix Helfer, Linda
Holma, Iiris Hilden, Soili Huhtakallio, Tina Jeranko, Sonja Jokiniemi, Maja Kalafatić, Ano Kurki,
Sanni Kriikku, Kata Kwiatkowska, Tuija Lappalainen, Sonya Lindfors, Julien Martinez, Ryan Mason,
Lehmus Murtomaa, Miro Puranen, Violeta Rodriguez, Pauliina Sjöberg, Ronja Syvälahti, Lydia
Touliatou, Vishnu Vardhani.
Special thanks to Alyssa Coffin, Maija Hirvanen and Simo Kellokumpu for their active listening and
inspiring words in the dialogues we have had over the past few weeks, which help me getting closer to
the words to keep on naming and defining the current work.