Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Maria´s Solo Closer to the Wild Heart selected as part of the official programm to Kedja / STRECH 2019 Turku

Stretch 2019 Turku is held on 17–20.10.2019 in Turku, Finland.

The theme for this international encounter for dance professionals is Expanding Professionalism. It addresses professional practices of dance artists now and in the future, international work and sustainability, the possibilities of residences ja the relationship between art and the societal context.

As part of the official performane programm…

Maria Nurmela: Closer to the Wild Heart
Thu 17th / A secret underground location, meeting place tbc

Closer to the Wild Heart received its name from the novel Near to the Wild Heart by a Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, without being a reconstruction of it. Lispector’s existential prose has served as the initial spark for the crew; for their working methods as well as for their expressive and aesthetic aims. Inspired by Lispector, the crew sought out to create a dramaturgical and visual language – relentless minimalism and pure, infinite aesthetics. The crew also aimed to detach the work  from the theatrical apparatus and illusion, in order to achieve a certain honesty. All design elements are built on an sustainable operating system that is powered from a standard household power-outlet.

The solo performance draws a portrait of a woman between reality and fiction. The work examines the themes of invisibility and self-reinvention. As an installation-like performance, it consists of fleeting moments that begin and end without claims of finality.

Concept/choreography: Maria Nurmela / Set/light design: Kalle Ropponen / Sound: Jaakko Vastapuu / Mentoring: Liisa Pentti, Tarja Härkönen (about Clarice Lispector) / Production: Maria Nurmela / Co-production: Manifesti Factory Festival 2016 / Katja Lehmussaari / Premiere: 16.9.2016
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Maria Nurmela

http://www.kedja.net/stretch/

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Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop by choreographer/dancers Avidan Ben giat and Maria Nurmela, Barker Theatre, Turku

WORKSHOP TURKU - SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND


Monday the 12th from 5.00pm until 8pm
3 hr (including warm-up/class + repertoire/research)

Barker -  theatre, stage for independent art in Turku
Price 25€
The workshop is open for professionals, students and amateurs of all ages.
Please reserve your place by 7th of August at the latest, info (at) barkerteatteri.fi

Welcome 12th of August at 5pm to participate into a 3 hours contemporary dance workshop led by internationally known dancer/choreographers Avidan Ben giat (Jerusalem/Israel) and Maria Nurmela (Turku/Finland). Ben giat and Nurmela are working this August at the Barker - theatre´s summer residency. During two weeks time in Turku they are creating a new contemporary dance work ‘School for the Blind’ premiering December 2019 at ‘the International Dance Week’ in Jerusalem, Israel. The project  is co-produced by Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem, and supported by Barker - theatre, the Arts Printing House (Vilnius, Lithuania), Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv. ) and The Regional Dance Center of Western Finland.

In the 3 hour workshop Avidan and Maria will share their experiences as  dancer/choreographers and open their creative process by teaching of repertory and improvisation tasks through the ideas from the upcoming piece ‘School for the Blind’.

The workshops will serve as a hotbed for experiments where our ideas and body can meet.

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About Avidan Ben giat
Was born in 1990 in Jerusalem, Israel. Studied at the Highschool of the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance Jerusalem. Between the years 2008-2010 dance at the Ensemble of the Batsheva dance Company with the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and house choreographer Sharon Eyal. Between the years 2011-2014 worked in the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company,  simultaneously worked with Ido Batash for a solo piece called ‘Bread and Circuses Blood’. Nowadays Avidan works with several dance projects. ‘Scarabeo Angle and the Void’ by Andrea Costanzo Martini that was selected to be as part of Aerowaves 2018. ‘The Jewish Connection Project’ by Lisi Estaras & Ido Batash & ‘Q&A (the 36 questions)’ by Rachel Erdos. Throughout the years Avidan produced and collaborated in multidisciplinary projects in Israel and around the world. This year had the opportunity to collaborate in ‘School for the Blind’  with the Helsinki/Turku based dancer/choreographer Maria Nurmela and with the Jerusalem based graphic designer Talya Weitzman.
   
About Maria Nurmela
has been working as a freelance dance artist since 2002, collaborating with internationally known choreographers including Theo Clinkard (The Days Project, 2018-), Susanna Leinonen (Susanna Leinonen Company 2019-), Susanne Linke, Helena Franzén and Yuval Pick among many others. Nurmela has been dancing with Tero Saarinen Company since 2003, as well as working as a repetiteur of Saarinen´s creations and teacher of TERO technique. In 2012–2016 she was in charge of TSC’s community outreach project Apollo tanssii.
Her own choreographic work consists of transdisciplinary collaborations and site-specific performances combining different theatrical tools, contemporary dance and  music and visual arts. Her latest co-productions are Sarastuksia (Dawnings, 2017) as part of of the official Finland 100 programme) and Susurrus project (2017-) initiated with Australian choreographer Renae Shadler. Susurrus has been presented among others at Tomas Saraceno´s exhibition ON AIR at the Palais de Tokyo Museum (Paris, October 2018).
Alongside her artistic engagements  she  is working as a guest teacher at various institutions and special pedagogical projects, as well currently as a part time lecturer in the MA Degree Programme in Dance Pedagogy at University of the Arts Helsinki. Her artistry has been recognized by a Ballet/Tanz Year Book nomination as one of the most remarkable female performers of 2008, as well as by numerous grants and residencies. Nurmela holds an MA in Dance pedagogy (University of the Arts Helsinki, 2007) and a BA in Dance (Folkwang University, 2002) and she has also studied Dance and Movement Therapy at Eino Roiha Institute (University of Jyväskylä, 2013–2014).

Photo taken by Glasses'n Beard Photography in Avidan´s and Maria´s residency at Arts Printing House Vilnius February 2019.

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Aug
2
to Aug 18

In Residency with choreographer Avidan Ben giat, at Barker Theatre, Turku

The School for the Blind - crew is granted with a residency in Turku (Finland), in the Barker Theatre. In Turku Avidan and Maria will be continuing their research and co-creating their work further towards the Premier in Jerusalem Dance Week (7.-11.12.2019).

See more info about the creation from below, previous events and here:

https://www.barkerteatteri.fi/joomla/

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School for the Blind ‬is a Israeli-Finnish collaboration between the choreographer Avidan Ben giat‭ (Israel), ‬the dancer/co-choreographer Maria Nurmela (Finland) and the graphic designer‭ ‬Talya Weitzman (Israel)‭

The Idea of colliding people with different backgrounds, cultures and arts was always at the basis of every initiative they have developed so far‭. ‬Our belief is that the essence of culture is delivered right at the moment when it starts to communicate between different disciplines and people from different backgrounds‭. ‬This fundamental idea is our vision towards future projects‭, ‬and as will be described for the proposed research below‭.‬

In ‘School for the Blind‭’ we would like to research the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional way of perceiving information compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and battle over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and whether or not it is possible that the observer gets more involved with reality or with its mere image?

The project is co-produced by Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem, and supported by Barker - theatre, the Arts Printing House (Vilnius, Lithuania), Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv and The Regional Dance Center of Western Finland.

Photo taken by Glasses'n Beard Photography in Avidan´s and Maria´s residency at Arts Printing House Vilnius February 2019.

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May
23
to Jun 6

In Residency with choreographer Avidan Ben giat, at Machol Shalem Dance House, Jerusalem

School for the Blind’ ‬is a Israeli-Finnish collaboration between the choreographer Avidan Ben giat‭ (Israel), ‬the dancer/co-choreographer Maria Nurmela (Finland) and the graphic designer‭ ‬Talya Weitzman (Israel)‭

The Idea of colliding people with different backgrounds, cultures and arts was always at the basis of every initiative they have developed so far‭. ‬Our belief is that the essence of culture is delivered right at the moment when it starts to communicate between different disciplines and people from different backgrounds‭. ‬This fundamental idea is our vision towards future projects‭, ‬and as will be described for the proposed research below‭.‬


In ‘School for the Blind‭’ we would like to research the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional way of perceiving information compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and battle over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and whether or not it is possible that the observer gets more involved with reality or with its mere image?

The crew is granted with a residency in Machol Shalem Dance House in Jerusalem 23.5.-6.6.2019, and Maria Nurmela´s travels to Israel are supported by Finnish Embassy in Israel.

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Performing with Susanna Leinonen Company in Dance Sallade Festival, Houston USA

I am jumping to dance with known Finnish dance company, Susanna Leinonen Company in the company´s newest creation Nasty. Nasty will be performed in Dance Sallad Festival in Houston in coming April 2019. Thrilled to be with!

Nasty, which premiered in September 2018, has so far been one of the company’s biggest success stories: praised by critics and audiences alike, in the four months after its premiere the piece has already been seen by more than 3500 people in three countries.

SLC has been invited to perform at the renowned Dance Salad Festival in Houston, USA. The company will be premiering a shortened and curated version of Susanna Leinonen’s latest choreography Nasty. This new 30-minute piece is called Shame/less and it will be performed at Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater on April 18-20.

https://susannaleinonen.com/en/slc-to-perform-at-dance-salad-festival-in-houston-usa/

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Days in Crusell Hall, Uusikaupunki, Finland

The Days will be performed in Uusikaupunki Crusell Hall 14.3.2019. The work will bring contemporary dance in Uusikaupunki, - a city where there is no dance schools neither own company or current touring schedule. The team is thrilled of their visit there and to share this beautiful work for the people in Uusikaupunki.

More info:

https://www.thedaysproject.com/

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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Open rehearsals of School for the Blind, Arts Printing House, Vilnius

Participants of International residency program Print Art On Stage invite you to an open rehearsal of their newest dance piece "School for the Blind"

“A blind, colorless world, where anything is available, and all is hidden from sight”
SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND is a research for the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and fight over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and where can each one place themselves in this reality and hyper-reality, between truth and false, having an idea and the embodiment of it.

creative team: Avidan Ben-Giat (Israel), Maria Nurmela (Finland), Talya Weitzman (Israel) | co-producer: מחול שלם Machol Shalem Dance House
duration: up to 30'

arts printing house | studio III
free admission | join the discussion with creative team after the presentation!

International residency program is financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality

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Feb
18
to Feb 27

Residency at Arts Printing House (Vilnius) with choreographer Avidan Ben giat and graphic designer Talya Weiztman

‘School for the Blind’ ‬is a Israeli-Finnish collaboration between the Choreographer Avidan Ben giat‭ (Israel), ‬the dancer Maria Nurmela (Finland) and the graphic designer‭ ‬Talya Weitzman (Israel)‭

The Idea of colliding people with different backgrounds, cultures and arts was always at the basis of every initiative they have developed so far‭. ‬Our belief is that the essence of culture is delivered right at the moment when it starts to communicate between different disciplines and people from different backgrounds‭. ‬This fundamental idea is our vision towards future projects‭, ‬and as will be described for the proposed research below‭.‬


In ‘School for the Blind‭’ we would like to research the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional way of perceiving information compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and battle over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and whether or not it is possible that the observer gets more involved with reality or with its mere image?

The crew is granted with a residency in Liethuanian dance house Arts Printing House 18.2.-3.3.2019. in Vilnius.

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Days, in premier in Dance Month Festival Pori City Theatre.

In March 2016, Finnish freelance dance artists, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen began conceiving a joint project. Inspired by the work of English choreographer, Theo Clinkard and his considered approach to working with fellow dance artists, they invited him to create a work they could perform together. Clinkard's previous experience of co-directing a dancer-run commissioning duet company, Probe, for five years made him an especially appropriate choice to launch this new project.

Over the last six years, Uk-based choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard, has built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. He follows his recent commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba with ‘The Days’, his first duet work.

The audience are invited on stage for an intimate encounter with two exceptional Finnish performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen.

Constructed from a singular physical concept that sustains throughout the work, ‘The Days’ engenders a world of ever shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. 

Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performers journey takes the form of a lifetime shared, in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.

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Oct
27
to Oct 29

Workshop performance: Leaning into the air, whispering the wind Facilitated by Susurrus, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Leaning into the air, whispering the wind is a physical workshop that focuses on developing environmental awareness and embodiment. Led by the performance research group Susurrus (Maria Nurmela / Finland), Renae Shadler / Germany and Australia, Samuel Hertz / USA), Kalle Ropponen / Finland), participants are invited on a sensuous journey through the Palais de Tokyo on the occasion of Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition ON AIR. The collective bodies embrace their surroundings, moulding to the exhibition space in a silent collective backwards walking meditation awakening their backspace and imagination. This workshop will take the visitors into a journey inspired by the movement of the Aerocene Explorer, oscillating between “the micro” — within our cellular selves, and “the macro” — of our greater social, spatial and geographical context.

The exhibition ON AIR is an ecosystem in becoming, hosting emergent choreographies and polyphonies across human and non-human universes, where artworks reveal the common, fragile and ephemeral rhythms and trajectories between these worlds. As a hybrid ecosystem, ON AIR is made of myriad presences, both animate and inanimate, that meet and cohabit within it. Some voices become quiet, whilst others, perhaps those less often heard by human ears, are magnified. The exhibition functions as an ensemble for silent voices, performing the hidden scores that link events and sensibilities, earthly and cosmic phenomena – weaving a web of relations that cannot be described but maybe can be felt.ON AIR proposes a space and time that makes manifest the forces and entities that float in the air, and their interactions with us: from CO2 to cosmic dust, from radio infrastructures to reimagined corridors of mobility. Thus, the invisible histories that compose the ecologies we are part of invite us to poetically rethink different ways of inhabiting the world – and of being human.

Saturday, October 27th from 2 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, October 28th, from 2 pm to 5 pm
Monday, 29th October, 6 pm to 9 pm

Photography by Sharon Pazner. The workshop is supported by Institut finlandais.

Find more information about the workshop here.
Find more information about Susurrus here.

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Oct
19
to Nov 15

Leviatan, Teatteri Vertigo, Forum Marinum, Turku

Leviatan

”Ei toivo ole mennyttä. Kipinät itävät vettyneessä maassa ja versovat keväällä. Narrit ja hullut saavat taas syödäkseen.”

Teatteri Vertigon 10-vuotisjuhlaesitys Leviatan nähdään Forum Marinumissa Kruununmakasiinin vintillä 19.10.-15.11.2018.

Immersiivinen näyttämöteos vie katsojat ilkikuriselle aikamatkalle tulevaisuuteen. Eletään ilmastokatastrofin jälkeistä aikaa, jolloin jäätiköt ovat sulaneet ja vesi on noussut ihmisten kotikynnyksille. Laajoja alueita eri mantereista on menetetty ja ihmisten elintila on käynyt vähiin. Tuomarit ja pyövelit käyvät kaksintaisteluun. Miten ihmiskunta pelastetaan lopulliselta tuholta ja laiva luotsataan tyveneen satamaan?

 

Leviatan on yhtäaikaa melankolisen runollinen ja leikkisän absurdi tarina vallasta, moraalista, esi-isiemme synneistä sekä hyvän ja pahan olemassaolosta.

Esityksen on käsikirjoittanut Eeva Salonius. Ohjaajana toimii Teatteri Vertigon aiemmistakin produktioista tuttu Ishwar Maharaj. Koreografinen konsultointi on Maria Nurmelan käsialaa, valosuunnittelijana toimii Timo A. Aalto, skenografiasta vastaa Pirita Lindén ja maskeerauksesta Sarianna Sormunen. Näytelmän musiikin on säveltänyt Elli Maple & Ismo Laakso Voodoo Explosion, joka kutoo juurimusiikillaan esityksen ympärille kauniin mutta yllättävän musiikillisen verkon.

Huom.! Kruununmakasiinin vintti on kylmä tila, joten pukeutumisessa kannattaa ottaa viilenevät syyssäät huomioon. Päälle kannattaa laittaa lämmintä ja napata mukaan niin kaulahuivi, hanskat kuin vilttikin! Esityksessä liikutaan jonkin verran, joten aikamatkalle kannattaa myös laittaa mukavat kengät jalkaan.

Liikuntarajoitteisia pyydämme ystävällisesti olemaan yhteydessä lipunmyyntiin (p. 044 999 3831, info@teatterivertigo.fi).

Käsikirjoitus: Eeva Salonius

Ohjaus: Ishwar Maharaj

Koreografinen konsultointi: Maria Nurmela

Sävellys: Ismo Laakso ja Elli Maple

Äänet: Ismo Laakso

Valot: Timo A. Aalto

Puvut ja lavastus: Pirita Lindén

Maskeeraus: Sarianna Sormunen

Tuottaja: Marcus Lindén

Graafikko: Katariina Kangas

Valokuvaus: Ville-Matias Roisko

 

Lavalla Valtteri HalisevaTuija Lappalainen, Ainu LindénMaria Mäkelä, Pia RostedtAlisa SalonenSarianna Sormunen ja Pasi Varjus sekä Elli Maple ja Ismo Laakso Voodoo Explosion

Teatteri Vertigon ja Utopia-työryhmän yhteisproduktiota on tukemassa Turun kulttuurilautakunta.

ESITYSPÄIVÄT

Pe 19.10. (ensi-ilta) | La 20.10. | Ti 23.10. | Ke 24.10.  | To 25.10. | Su 4.11. | To 8.11. | Pe 9.11. | La 10.11. | Ke 14.11. | To 15.11.

Esitykset alkavat klo 19. Poikkeuksena su 4.11. klo 15.

Esityksen kesto n. 2h 40min.

ESITYSPAIKKA

Forum Marinum

Kruununmakasiinin vintti

Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku

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Oct
9
to Nov 1

Saara Nurmi´s photo exhibition of my solo work Closer in to the Wild Heart, Vindängen, Espoo

The Finnish photographer Saara Nurmi's exhibition opens in Vindäengen, Espoo. Nurmi's exhibition consists of images and cyanotypes of Maria's solo choreography Closer to the wild heart (2016). Nurmi followed the working crew during the process and captured moments of the work in a soulful and sensual way. It is worth taking a look at the exhibition that has already visited Turku Manila Theatre in the fall 2017 and received there a lot of positive attention. After Vindängen, in spring 2019 it can be seen at Kankaanpää.

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Teatterin näyttämö on riisuttu kaikesta. Ihan kaikesta. Tanssijan liikkeen ääriviivat piirtyvät yhden polttimon valossa. Sellaisen polttimon, mitä käytetään kotona keittiön kattovalaisimessa. Tuo yksi valo luo elämän. Kuinka vangita tuo katoava liike? Näyttämöteoksia dokumentoidaan kuvina ja ääninä, jotta voidaan kertoa mitä esityksessä tapahtui. Jotta voidaan kertoa jälkipolville miltä esitys näytti. Millainen lavastus oli. Tai puvustus. Millainen valaistus oli. Millaisia äänimaailmoja esityksessä oli. Dokumentoinnissa kyse on näyttämöllä tapahtuvan kokonaisuuden faktuaalisista muistiinpanoista. Siitä mitä näimme ja kuulimme. Mutta kuinka dokumentoida sitä miltä esitys tuntui. Normittunut tapa esittää tuntemuksia nähdystä ja kuullusta on hyvinkin verbaalisiin ilmaisumuotoihin sitoutunut. Kun näin ystäväni, Maria Nurmelan, soolokoreografian ”Lähempänä villiä sydäntä” ensimmäisen kerran, tuntemukseni olivat hyvin visuaalisia. En löytänyt sanoja sille mitä tunsin. Kaikesta huolimatta sisälläni oli jotain hyvin voimakasta. Kun Nurmela esitti teostaan keväällä 2017 Tampereella, pyysin lupaa tulla ottamaan kuvia hänen esityksestään. Kävin kuvaamassa teosta uudestaan syksyllä 2017 kun Nurmela esitti teostaan Turussa.

Vindängenissä nähtävät kuvat kertovat visuaalisesti sen mitä minä, Saara Nurmi, kuvataiteilijana koin ja tunsin Maria Nurmelan tanssista. Tanssiesityksellä on oma tarinansa kerrottavana. Ja kuvilla on oma tarinansa. Kuitenkin ne linkittyvät yhteen, koska kumpikin tarina on ollut kameran sulkimen avautuessa samassa hetkessä samassa tilassa.

Saara Nurmi on Turusta kotoisin oleva porilainen kuvataiteilija. Nurmelle ominaisimmat ilmaisumuodot ovat valokuvaus ja kuvanveisto. Syksyn näyttelyn valokuvat ovat Maria Nurmelan tanssiteoksesta ”Lähempänä villiä sydäntä”.

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Taiteilijattaret - Oodeja näkymättömille naisille, Apteekkimuseo ja Qwesenlin talo, Turku

Suuren suosion saavuttanut tanssiteos esitetään uudelleen!
Taiteilijattaret - Oodeja näkymättömille naisille on tanssiva museoinstallaatio, joka on saanut inspiraationsa 1900-luvun alussa vaikuttaneiden naistaiteilijoiden elämästä ja taiteesta. Hankkeessa taiteen ammattilaiset tutkivat yhdessä tanssitaiteen harrastajien kanssa unohdettujen itsenäisyyden ajan naistaiteilijoiden elämäntarinoita ja heidän taidettaan. Teos tarjoaa ainutkertaisen museokokemuksen ja tuo yhteen tanssitaiteen ammattilaisia, eturivin muusikoita ja tanssin harrastajia.

Hanke tuo yhteen tanssitaiteen ammattilaisia, eturivin muusikoita ja turkulaisia tanssin ja teatterin harrastajia. Hankkeen alulle panija ja kokoaja on turkulainen tanssitaiteilija Maria Nurmela yhteistyössä Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimin ja Musiikkiopisto Arkipelagin kanssa. Hanke toteutetaan Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin talon, Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimin ja Tanssitiimin Tanssiyhdistys ry:n ja Musiikkiopisto Arkipelagin kanssa yhteistyössä.

Konsepti, ohjaus ja koreografia Maria Nurmela
Musiikki Ilana Gothoni ja Juho Kanervo
Puvut Maria Nurmela / työryhmä
Esiintyjät Nea Vuorinen, Anniina Leinonen, Emma Suhonen ja Jenni Rasikannas
Hankekoordinaattori Kirsti Nurmela
Tuotanto Maria Nurmela, Laura Taberman, Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin talo, Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimi / Tanssitiimin Tanssiyhdistys ry,
Tukijat Turun Kulttuurilautakunta, Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin talo, Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimi ja Musiikkiopisto Arkipelag

Kuva Maria Nurmela / Matilda Kapilo



Museon sisäänpääsymaksu 6/3€

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Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

We Told You There Would Be No Certainty, in Helsinki Festival International Showcase

"We Told You There Would Be No Certainty" , a international collaboration project with Theo Clinkard (choreography), Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen (performance), Kalle Ropponen (lights), James Keane (music/sound), Leah Marojevic (dramaturgy) and Inari Pesonen (production), is invited to Helsinki Festival´s International Showcase 31.8.2018.

The crew will present 20min highlights of the creation ‘we told you there would be no certainty’ (working title) which will have its premier in December 2018.

Over the last six years, UK-based choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard, has built a reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. Recent commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, alongside creations for his company, have established him as a fresh choreographic voice and earned him both critical acclaim and a loyal following. 

Clinkard’s work has long been dealing with balancing practical and poetic languages within performance, designing choreographic structures that allow space for sensorial experience for performer and audience alike. 

‘We told you there would be no certainty’, is a distillation of this ongoing practice, housed within the bodies of two exceptional performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen. 

For this duet, one single movement task sustains over the duration of the work to provide an ever shifting physical, emotional and metaphorical landscape acting as a prompt for us to recognise the multiple, complex and layered states of being together.

Picture Akseli Kaukoranta.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Residency at the Turku City Theatre with We Told You There Would Be No Certainty

"We Told You There Would Be No Certainty" , a international collaboration project with Theo Clinkard (choreography), Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen (performance), Kalle Ropponen (lights), James Keane (music/sound), Leah Marojevic (dramaturgy) and Inari Pesonen (production), is offered a two days residence at Turku City Theatre Sopukka-stage. The crew will concentrate on creating the set and light for their creation.

Thank you Turku City Theatre for this wonderful opportunity!

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Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Taiteilijattaret - Oodeja näkymättömille naisille, Qwenselin talo, Turku

Taiteilijattaret
- Oodeja näkymättömille naisille
Taiteilijattaret - Oodeja näkymättömille naisille on tanssiva museoinstallaatio, joka on saanut
inspiraationsa 1900-luvun alussa vaikuttaneiden naistaiteilijoiden elämästä ja taiteesta. Hankkeessa taiteen ammattilaiset tutkivat yhdessä tanssitaiteen harrastajien kanssa unohdettujen itsenäisyyden ajan naistaiteilijoiden elämäntarinoita ja heidän taidettaan. Teos tarjoaa ainutkertaisen museokokemuksen ja tuo yhteen tanssitaiteen ammattilaisia, eturivin muusikoita ja tanssin
harrastajia.
Hanke tuo yhteen tanssitaiteen ammattilaisia, eturivin muusikoita ja turkulaisia tanssin ja teatterin harrastajia. Hankkeen alullepanija ja kokoaja on turkulainen tanssitaiteilija Maria Nurmela yhteistyössä Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimin ja Musiikkiopisto Arkipelagin kanssa. Hanke toteutetaan Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin talon, Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimin ja Tanssitiimin Tanssiyhdistys ry:n ja Musiikkiopisto Arkipelagin kanssa yhteistyössä.

Konsepti, ohjaus, koreografia Maria Nurmela
Musiikki Ilana Gothoni Juho Kanervo
Puvut Maria Nurmela / työryhmä
Esiintyjät Nea Vuorinen, Anniina Leinonen, Emma Suhonen, Jenni Rasinkangas
Hankekoordinaattori Kirsti Nurmela
Tuotanto Maria Nurmela, Laura Taberman, Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin,
Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimi / Tanssitiimin Tanssiyhdistys ry
Tukijat Turun Kulttuurilautakunta, Apteekkimuseo ja Qwenselin talo, Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimi
Kuvat Maria Nurmela / Matilda Kapilo

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Aug
7
to Aug 12

Susurrus in Ehkä-production´s residency in Turku (Finland), PART 2.

PART 2 for Susurrus project in Ehkä-productions residence in Turku.

SHOWING
Saturday, 11.08.2018, in Turku. Time and place will be confirmed.

Choreography & Performance:
Renae Shadler www.renaeshadler.com
Maria Nurmela www.marianurmela.com

Light design / Set design: Kalle Ropponen
Sound design: Sam Hertz

Contact: ehkatuotanto(at)gmail.com

 

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Jul
23
to Aug 7

Susurrus in Routa Company´s residency in Generaattori Theatre, Kajaani, Finland

From Ehkä-production and Turku Susurrus crew will travel to Kajaani and continue their  process in Routa Company´s residence at Generaattori Theatre.

Generaattori is a house of performing arts situated in the center of Kajaani. Generaattori is managed by culture cooperative G-Voima. The space is shared by Routa Company, Kajaani Amateur Theater and Vaara-Collective.

ROUTA COMPANY is a professional dance production company in Kajaani, Finland. Routa´s mission is to produce, develop and enable multi-faceted and personal dance art.

As well in Routa, Susurrus is offering an open rehearsal in Generaattoti of the outcomes during 2,5 weeks residence.

Time TBC

ROUTA COMPANY
p. 044 0556977
miia@routacompany.fi
Generaattori, Kauppakatu 36, 87100 Kajaani

http://routa-company.fi/en/

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Jul
16
to Jul 23

Susurrus in Ehkä-production´s residency in Turku (Finland). PART 1.

Susurrus project (Renae Shadler, Maria Nurmela, Kalle Ropponen, Sam Hertz) is thrilled to be invited to two artist residencies this time to Turku to Ehkä Productions residence at the contemporary art spape Kutomo, as well in Routa Company´s residence in Generaattori Theatre in Kajaani.

The residency in Turku will be devided in 2 parts: PART 1 16.7.-23.7.2018. PART 2 8.8.-12.8.2018. In between time the crew will be working in Routa Company´s residency in Generaattori Theatre, Kajaani. See next event.

Ehkä

Turku based Ehkä-production facilitates and produces works and projects of independent dance and performance artists, groups and collectives. Since 2009 Ehkä has ran the contemporary art space Kutomo where performances, events, workshops and classes from different art fields are organized year round. Among other things, the activity of Ehkä-production consists of dance productions, XS festival for dance and performance, and Pieni contemporary art festival for children.

The annual program of artist-run Kutomo is formed through different routes: informal proposals, open calls, and through collaboration with different partners. From September 2016 on the main choices of the program of Kutomo is made by Ehkä-production’s artistic group Mira Kautto, Maija Mustonen, Maija Reeta Raumanni, Masi Tiitta and Anna Torkkel. Raumanni and Torkkel are in charge of the coordination and managing of the activities and planning the content in general.

Ehkä was founded in 2004 by dance artist Anna Torkkel and performance artist Tashi Iwaoka. Ehkä-production and Kutomo are administered by the Dance and Performance Art Association Ehkä, a non-profit association registered in 2007.

About Susurrus:

‘Susurrus’ is a site-responsive and immersive performance that aims to enhance ecological perception through sound, movement, language and sustainable design.

In ‘Susurrus’ the adaptive and interactive sound design by Sam Herzt (US) will be joined by leading Finnish designer, Kalle Ropponen who will build a sustainable design apparatus. The performers, Renae Shadler and Maria Nurmela, will oscillate between efforted movement states that work through the topography of the body and fluid states influenced by somatic practice. They will engage in dream state writing that further layers the space with new understandings. All elements will intermingle to create a sensual journey that is alternately humorous, tragic, moving and provocative encouraging audiences to sense their embeddedness within the biosphere.

Choreography & Performance:
Renae Shadler www.renaeshadler.com
Maria Nurmela www.marianurmela.com

Light design / Set design: Kalle Ropponen
Sound design: Sam Hertz

SHOWING
Saturday, 11.08.2018, in Turku. Time and place will confirmed

Contact: ehkatuotanto(at)gmail.com

PREMIERE
TBA

 

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May
30
7:00 AM07:00

Trasparenze with composer / pianist Eero Hämeenniemi in Villa Lante, Rooma

Trasparenze
musiche di : Eero Hämeenniemi
Eero Hämeenniemi, pianoforte | Maria Nurmela, danza

il concerto è preceduto (ore 18:15) dalla conversazione
"Musica in movimento", con : Flavio Colusso e Ennio Speranza

The Finnish Institute in Rome, Passeggiata del Gianicolo, 10, 00165 Roma RM

We are invited by and the concert is organized by The Finnish Institute in Roma: http://irfrome.org/language/en/where-antiquity-and-modern-meet/

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XVII edition of L’Orecchio di Giano: Dialogues between Ancient & Modern Music.
The season of concerts by the Ensemble Seicentonovecento bears new and precious fruits: nine concerts + 2, this year to the discovery of rare music of yesterday and today with numerous artists and composers, illustrious guests of the Ensemble founded and directed by Flavio Colusso, who has always been involved in revisiting the past and performing new works. Music by : Giuseppe Aldrovandini, L. van Beethoven, Carlo Broschi "Farinelli", Francesco Cilea, Muzio Clementi, Egidio Romualdo Duni, F. Liszt, Angelo Panzini, R. Schumann, J. Sibelius, G.P da Palestrina, GB. Pergolesi, Giulio Ricordi, Giovanni Sgambati, Giulio Caccini, C. Debussy, G. Rossini, and also by : Kalevi Aho, Flavio Colusso, Sebastian Fagerlund, Eero Hämeenniemi, Joonas Kokkonen, Giancarlo Simonacci, Luigi Verdi.
Hinc totam licet aestimare Romam (from here you can admire the whole of Rome), as Martial wrote of the Janiculum, and the cycle of double faced concerts enables us to look out over the panorama of the Eternal City and to listen “from new directions”, to extend Sight and Hearing from the past to the future, from the inside to the outside, from the known to the unknown.

 

 

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May
21
to May 25

Artist residence, Studio WayneMcGregor - Freespace Programm, London

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"We Told You There Would Be No Certainty" , an international collaboration (Premier 2018) with well-known choreographer Theo Clinkard, dance artist Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen,  composer James Keane, dramaturg Leah Marojević and light designer Kalle Ropponen has been awarded with a week-long residence at a prestitious studios of Studio Wayne McGregor in London, May 2018.

Studio Wayne McGregor is creative arts space for making. It is the new home for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and his company of dancers, Company Wayne McGregor, and will be a unique resource for artists and communities. Studio Wayne McGregor encompasses all of our creative output including creative collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science; and highly specialised Learning and Engagement and Research programmes.

The crew is very happy and grateful for Wayne McGregor for this opportunity.

More info:

http://waynemcgregor.com/studio/hire/studio2/

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