Sonja Jokiniemi: Howl

08.08.2019 - 13.08.2019

A perfromance project by choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi is presented at Kiasma’s 2nd floor exhibition space.

Thu 8 Aug at 18:00
Fri 9 Aug  at 18:00
Sat 10 Aug at 15:00
Sun 11 Aug at 15:00
Tue 13 Aug at 15:00
Outside performing hours the audience is free to visit the space
Studio K, Kiasma’s 2nd floor

The performance is included in the museum ticket (15/13e)

Choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi’s new work Howl is a performance project and an exhibition space. Bodies of painting, sculpture and live performance mesh, gearing towards extended beings and hybrid bodies through interdependencies of human and non-human.

Howl is a calling upon connection beyond speech, towards another kind of speaking. In this duet, textile lacing, drawing, inanimate things, and two performers search towards a multitextural and sensual environment in which to speak in and with. They are searching for a fertility of language where textures, weight, liquid, and sound create a damp soil in which communication resonates.

Working group

Choreography and visual works: Sonja Jokiniemi
Performance: Maija Karhunen and Sonja Jokiniemi
Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen
Sound design: Natalia Dominguez Rangel
Dramaturgical dialogue: Elina Minn
Producer: Riikka Thitz
International distribution: Something Great (Berlin)
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Production: Art Centre Buda (BE), Kiasma Theatre, STUK – A House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, BE)  in the framework of the Life Long BurningTowards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Here You Are -theme year

The theme of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma’s 2019 programme is goodness, with exhibitions and performances throughout the year exploring the ideas of giving, sharing, hospitality and encounters.

We will invite viewers to make art themselves and to experience first-hand its power to bring joy and inspiration. Goodness comes from action, and it thrives on sharing.