Co-production support for Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

Co-production support for Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

In the frame of the Creative Crossroad activity, Sonja Jokiniemi was selected by STUK to receive a 2 years structural support by the LLB network to work on her latest production "Howl" and on a research project within the social and artistic sector under a working Title: "Kukutukha", aiming towards artistic creation in 2021.


This support includes a co-production by MDT Stockholm and a presentation possibility at MDT in 2020.

 

About "Howl":

Howl is a transforming 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 work, textile lacing, drawing, inanimate and animate 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 communicative tension resonates.

 

Choreography, visual works and performance: Sonja Jokiniemi
Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen
Sound design and performance: Natalia Domínguez Rangel
Dramaturgical dialogue: Elina Minn
Performer in rehearsal: Maija Karhunen
Glass blowing: Kari Alakoski / Mafka & Alakoski Oy
Headdress: in collaboration with Valentin Silvennoinen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
International distribution: Something Great (Berlin)
Performance photos: Simo Karisalo 

Supported by: Arts Centre BUDA, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, The Finnish Cultural Foundation 

Co-production: Be My Guest -network for emerging practices, Kiasma Theatre (FI), MDT Stockholm (SE),  NEXT International Festival, STUK – A House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, BE) in the framework of the Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

11.03.20 - 12.03.20

MDT Stockholm, Sweden

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Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

05.12.19 - 05.12.19

STUK, Leuven

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PREMIERE Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

08.08.19 - 13.08.19

Helsinki, Finland

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Co-production support for Sonja Jokiniemi – Howl

01.07.19 - 31.07.19

MDT Stockholm

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Residency Sonja Jokiniemi at STUK Leuven

27.04.19 - 07.05.19

STUK Leuven, BE

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Sonja Jokiniemi – Blab

25.04.19 - 26.04.19

STUK Leuven

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Sonja Jokiniemi – Blab

28.11.18 - 29.11.18

MDT Stockholm

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supported/organized by MDT