Posthuman Theatre: Studies in Non-Human Acting15.11.2019 - 16.11.2019
The idea of non-human acting will be presented as a part of Baltic Circle Festival.
Fri 15 Nov at 14:00-16:00 at Kiasma Theatre SOLD OUT
Sat 16 Nov at 14:00-16:00 at Kiasma Theatre SOLD OUT
The audience is welcome to enter whenever and stay as long as one wish.
The aim of the performance is to introduce the idea of nonhuman acting: how is it possible? What does it require from a human performer and, above all, how does it sound and look like? A group of dancers, actors, choreographers and directors embody non-human states and processes and construct together a series of studies in a scenic space.
The project joins together its facilitator Esa Kirkkopelto´s long-term artistic experimentation in the Other Spaces group, and his simultaenous artistic research on the contemporary forms of performer training. The project builds on a series of workshops adressed during the year 2019 to the professional performers in dance and in theatre.
The project, accomplished during 2019, takes place in collaboration between LUST r.f. association and the Other Spaces group. It is part of the Baltic Circle Festival.
Ensemble: Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Laura Halonen, Leila Kourkia, Veli Lehtovaara, Leena Nordberg, Piia Peltola, Rasmus Slätis, Jenni Urpilainen
Facilitator: Esa Kirkkopelto
Supported by: The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Svenska kulturfonden
Panel discussion on Sat 16.11.
Time: at 16.30-17.30
Place: Kiasma’s Seminar room
Studies in non-human acting working group and Anders Carlsson (actor and professor in acting in Swedish at Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki), Henri Hütt (performer-performance maker and curator from Estonia) and Karoliina Lummaa (researcher, BIOS Research Unit and University of Turku). Moderator Saara Hacklin (curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma).
The discussion will be held in English, free entry.