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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May
17
to May 19

Senioreiden intensiivikurssi, Zodiak-Uuden tanssin keskus

Maria Nurmelan ohjaamalla kurssilla työskennellään oman kehon liikepotentiaaleista ammentaen. Lähdemme liikkeelle kuunnellen hengitystä, liikkeen virtaavuutta ja hahmottaen kehomme potentiaaleja, kuten kinesteettisiä ketjuja ja oman liikkeen mahdollisuuksia.

Työskentelyssä on myös moniaistinen ote: erilaiset improvisaatiotehtävät voivat olla liike-, musiikki-, teksti- tai draamalähtöisiä. Liike voi muuntautua tekstiksi, kuviksi, ääneksi tai toisinpäin.

Millaisia harmonisia ja tanssillisia muunnelmia ja variaatiota - kenties myös miniatyyriteoksia - aistimuksista, kokemuksista, kuljetuista reiteistä, sattumuksista ja mahdollisuuksista voikaan syntyä näiden neljän päivän aikana? Liikkeen herättämien kokemusten ja muistojenkin kautta työskentelyyn saa tulla omaelämäkerrallinen sävy.

Torstaista perjantaihin 17.-18.5. klo 11-14.30 ja lauantaina 19.5. klo 11-14
Ohjaaja: Maria Nurmela
Paikka: Zodiak studio C4
Kesto: 10 h
Kurssimaksu: 75 euroa
Ilmoittautuminen 26.4. mennessä.
Ilmoittautumisaika on päättynyt. Kurssille on kuitenkin tilaa, ota yhteyttä elina.ruoho-kurola@zodiak.fi

Maria Nurmela on työskennellyt tanssijana, koreografina ja tanssinopettajanakin vuodesta 2002. Useat kansainvälisesti tunnetut koreografit kuten Susanne Linke ja Helena Franzén ovat työllistäneet Mariaa teoksissaan, ja hänen omia koreografioita on nähty mm. Movement Research at the Judson Church - tuotannossa (NY) ja yhteistyönä Turun Filharmonisen Orkesterin ja Kolmas Tila 3T- teatterin kanssa. Marian pitkäaikaisin yhteistyökumppani on koreografi Tero Saarinen, jonka ryhmässä hän on tanssinut vuodesta 2003 alkaen ja toiminut mm. yhteisötaiteellisen Apollo tanssii -hankkeen vetäjänä (2012-2016).  Maria on myös pidetty opettaja ja hän on opettanut muun muassa Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulussa sekä turkulaisessa Tanssikoulu Tanssitiimissä. Opetuksessaan Maria yhdistää laajaa kokemustaan tanssijana ja koreografina, somaattisia tekniikoita, sekä korostaa tunneillaan tanssin ilon merkitystä ja jokaisen osallistujan oman yksilöllisen liikkeen löytämistä. Marian taiteellinen työ on huomioitu apurahoin ja residenssein ja vuonna 2008 kriitikko Evelin Finger nimesi Marian yhdeksi merkittävimmistä eurooppalaisista naistanssijoista arvostetussa BalletTanz - vuosikirjassa.

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Varmista paikkasi kurssille ilmoittautumalla hyvissä ajoin. Kurssikirje ja -lasku lähetetään osallistujille heti ilmoittautumisajan umpeuduttua sähköpostitse. Jos laskua tai kirjettä ei löydy sähköpostistasi niin muistathan tarkistaa myös sähköpostisi roskapostikansion.

Ilmoittautuminen on sitova. Mahdolliset peruutukset on tehtävä viimeistään viimeisenä ilmoittautumispäivänä klo 18 mennessä sähköpostilla elina.ruoho-kurola@zodiak.fi. Tarkista kurssin viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä ylempää tältä sivulta. Tämän jälkeen peruutuksesta peritään kurssimaksu kokonaisuudessaan, ellei osallistujalla ole esittää lääkärintodistusta.

Zodiakin järjestämiä kursseja ja työpajoja voi maksaa myös kulttuuri- ja liikuntaseteleillä (Smartum Oy) sekä virikeseteleillä (Edenred Oy). Voit maksaa seteleillä kurssin ensimmäisellä kerralla tai tuoda setelit Zodiakin toimistoon sen aukioloaikoina (arkisin klo 11-16). Kursseja ei ole mahdollista maksaa käteisellä.

Lisätiedot ja tiedustelut: Elina Ruoho-Kurola, elina.ruoho-kurola@zodiak.fi, p. 050 587 0470 (arkisin klo 11-16)

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Apr
9
to Apr 15

Artists residence with composer/pianist Eero Hämeenniemi in Palazzo Lanza-Tomasi, Palermo

This Spring 2018 I have a priviledge to work with one of the most important Finnish composers Eero Hämeenniemi. Eero Olavi Hämeenniemi (born April 29, 1951 in Valkeakoski) is a Finnish composer, musician and writer. He is a docent and professor at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Hämeenniemi has written several books about South Indian music culture and translated Tamil poetry. Apart from writing big orchestral scores he is well known of his concert consisting free improvisation

In our residence in Palermo we are working with our creation Trasparente, based on improvized scores, both in movement and music. Music will cosist themes from Monteverdi, Gesualdi, Vivaldi, Bach. We will debut our collaborative work in Villa Lante, the Finnish Cultural Center in Rome, as part of XVII edition of L’Orecchio di Giano: Dialogues between Ancient & Modern Music.

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Feb
26
to Mar 10

Artist residence in Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden

 

The international crew of the new creation Susurrus (Renae Shadler, Maria Nurmela, Kalle Ropponen, Korhan Erel) is thrilled to be invited to work in the artist Residency at the Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden.

Hellerau Festival Theatre, built in 1911 as a school of Rhythmics, is today the location of HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden. Following an eventful history – in the 1930s it served as a military camp; later the Soviet army used it as their barracks – in the 1990s the site was brought back to life through art. HELLERAU has since become one of the most important interdisciplinary centres for contemporary arts in Germany. It is home to contemporary dance, musical theatre, contemporary classical music, theatre, performance art, the fine arts and new media, as well as a place for reflection on art and culture. The internationally renowned Forsythe Company had been the company in residence here since 2005. Since Jacopo Godani took over as artistic director in the summer of 2015, and the company was reformed as the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, this successful cooperative arrangement has continued. Since April 2009 performances have again been held at the Festival Theatre all year round. Along with its partner organisations on the grounds the European Centre for the Arts has been working on creating an 'arts workspace' in HELLERAU. This is a place where people experiment with art, test out art, present art. In all these enterprises, contemporary dance has top priority.

Abou 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 Korhan Erel 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: Korhan Erel

SHOWING
Friday, 09.03.2018, 6:30 pm, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56, 01109 Dresden.

PREMIERE
TBA

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Maria´s solo Closer to the Wild Heart visits Kokkola City Theatre, at the Kokkola Winter Dances - festival.

Maria performs hers solo Closer to the Wild Heart at Kokkola Winter Dances - festival.

 

Closer to the Wild Heart -solo performance draws a portrait of a woman between reality and fiction. The work examines themes such as invisibility and self-reinvention. As an installation-like performance it consists fleeting moments which begin and finish without a preposition of the finality.

The project was launched by choreographer Maria Nurmela, sound designer Jaakko Vastapuu and set/light designer Kalle Ropponen and premiered in Manifesti Factory Festival in Turku in September 2016 in a joint event with German choreographer Urs Dietrich´s autobiographical solo Thalamus. After that the solo has been invited in festivals in Tampere, Turku and now in Kokkola.

Closer to the Wild Heart lends 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 given 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 for dramaturgical and visual language – relentless minimalism and pure, infinite aesthetics. Also the crew aimed for detaching the work as much as possible from the theatrical apparatus and illusion to reach a certain honesty.

http://www.kokkolantalvitanssit.fi/lahempana-villia-sydanta/

 

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Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop and a start of a collaboration with choreographer Theo Clinkard n Tampere (Finland)

Maria is starting a new international collaboration with the internationally known choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard, dancer Ville Oinonen and producer Inari Pesonen. The crew is prepairing for a new creation, in premier in December 2018. As a start Theo will lead a wokshop for professionals dancers in Tampere, Finland.

WHEN: 7.12.2017. 12am - 5pm (5hours)
PLACE: Tampereen Konservatorio, Pyynikin Trikoo, Pyhäranta 7 A, Tampere
Treenit ry.

More info: treenitry@gmail.com

Choreographer and stage designer, Theo Clinkard, will lead a one day workshop that draws upon his his body of choreographic work and gives an insight into the various creative processes that have brought these works to life. Theo’s practice centres around the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He regularly creates work for his company of twelve dancers and has recently premiered commissioned dance works for ‘Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch’ and ‘Danza Contemporanea de Cuba’. After the workshop


CLASS
The day will start with a 2 hour class that begins with simple exercises that aim to develop awareness and connection within the body, alongside perception games that explore participants relationship to each other and to the space they inhabit. Through a balance of improvised movement generation and learnt movement patterns his class is then devised to challenge dancers coordination and help them find greater clarity in articulation. He finishes up with phrase work that encourages playful, present and expansive dancing.

WORKSHOP
Following class, Theo will lead a 3 hour session where participants are invited to put into action, observe and discuss some of the ideas that lie at the heart of his current choreographic work.
Theo’s dance works avoid explicit narrative or biography, yet they always attempt to bring the ‘person’ doing the action to the fore. His workshops are geared around finding ways in which performers can practice being available to be seen through vividly experiencing and revealing the moment they are physically engaged in. Through dancing in pairs and in larger groups, he will use exploratory and creative tasks that engage touch and sight to encourage a heightened physical awareness and vivid presence in motion. These universal techniques and ideas are intended to enrich participants own practises whether they are performers, dance makers or teachers.

BIOGRAPHY
Following twenty years performing in work by many of the UK’s most celebrated dance makers, Brighton based choreographer, performer and stage designer, Theo Clinkard has swiftly built an international reputation for creating compelling and visually arresting dance works.
In 2012, he launched his own company and has subsequently toured his work extensively across the UK and internationally (Chile, Switzerland, Germany), receiving critical and audience acclaim as well as invites to present at the prestigious British Dance Edition (Edinburgh and Cardiff) and at Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2016 in Dusseldorf. Past company works include Hell Bent (2012), Ordinary Courage (2012), Of Land & Tongue (2014) and Chalk (2014). This Bright Field (2017), Theo’s latest company work for twelve international performers, premiered at Brighton Festival in May this year and is now touring.
Theo has also undertaken a range of high profile international commissions including Somewhat still when seen from above (2015) for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch, which was presented as part of their historic first evening of work since the legendary choreographer died in 2009, and The Listening Room (2016) for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba which toured across the UK in Spring 2017.
He has premiered 26 original dances to date, many of them created for training institutions and youth companies in England, Austria, Chile, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand.

Clinkard is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance.
www.theoclinkard.com

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Nov
27
to Nov 28

Maria is teaching and performing with DuVTeatern (Helsinki) in a seminar of art and disability, in G18 Helsinki

Since the Autumn 2017 Maria is collaborating with DuVTeatern. DuvTeatern is a Helsinki based theatre company established in 1999 that consists of theatre workers with and without intellectual disabilities. The company has produced its own versions of classics such as Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, a children’s play based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm and a version of Bizet’s opera Carmen in collaboration with the Finnish National Opera.

DuvTeatern strives to create an artistic work environment that enables mutuality and dialogue. The core of the work is the encounters between people with different backgrounds, from different art traditions, speaking different languages, people with and without disabilities.

Alongside with the artistic work issues concerning accessibility and equality in society and in the world of art are of central importance for DuvTeatern. 

http://duvteatern.fi/english/home/

27.-28.11.2017 DuVTeatern will host a seminar about art and disability, where Maria is participating as a leader of dance workshop. She will as well perfrom with DuVTeatern in the production Yrkeskoreografi.

More info in Swedish:

Ett festligt seminarium om korsningen mellan konst, historia och intellektuell funktionsvariation.

TID: 28 - 29 november 2017

PLATS: G18, Georgsgatan 18, Helsingfors

Vi välkomnar dig till två dagar fyllda av föreställningar, föreläsningar, verkstäder, diskussioner och fest! Seminariet riktar sig till alla intresserade, med och utan funktionsnedsättning.

http://duvteatern.fi/Site/Data/380/Files/DuvTeatern_MIN%20HISTORIA_Program.pdf

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Oct
22
to Oct 23

Open DanceSPACE: performance + talk // RESONANCES //

On Sunday, October 22, 4 pm @ TantsuRUUM (Eesti Tantsuagentuur, Hobujaama 12)

Open DanceSPACE: performance + talk // RESONANCES //

During past week I have participated again to a beautiful body of work with Florence Augendre, whos work I am following since 2016.
You are very welcome to reflect on and talk about a live movement and sound performance, that sums up movement research masterclass by Florence Augendre “RESONANCES through parallel lives”. The open session is an extract of the week long process with Florence.

The masterclass (16,10. - 22.10. 2017) was designed for performance arts professionals, to research and articulate their own movement and body language, collectively and individually, guided by Florence Augendre proposed methodology, artistic practices and the theme of the ‘resonance of the living’. (More info about the Masterclass: http://tantsuagentuur.ee/event/artfusion-3/)
The audience can experience the performance as dialogue that transcends beyond the physical and conceptual space.

Participating performers: Maria Nurmela, Arolin Raudva, Nele Suisalu, Joanna Kalm, Mari-Liis Eskusson, Jaanika Arum, Maarja Tõnisson, Karolin Poska, Liis Vares, Rauno Zubko, Sophia Andreyev and Hello Killu (Hello Upan, Killu Sukmit)

After the performance an open talk with Florence Augendre takes place, asserting the topics of the backgrounds of the movement research laboratory, her own somatic and movement practices and performance art within the wider cultural and artistic sphere. The talk will be held in english.Florence Augendre (FR/BE) is an independent choreographic artist, author, researcher and performer who has developed her work in various artistic fields such as theater, cinema, contemporary dance, opera and visual fine-arts. She completed her education in Body-Mind Centering(R) as a certificated practitioner of Fasciapulsology (IFCC-Christian Carini), and has been studying with Catherine Shainberg (School of Images, Saphire™) for the last four years.
She has collaborated with various artists, among them Wim Vandekeybus, Meg Stuart, David Hernandez, Austrian- German group Labor GRAS, Johanne Saunier/Jim Clayburgh, Brice Leroux, Lance Gries (N.Y.), Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Label Cedana, Olga de Soto, Fabrice Ramalingom, Félicette Chazerand, Koen Augustijnen, Les Ballets C de la B, Michèle Noiret, François Brice, Quanta Art, collective Les Inéluctables, Belgium team documentary collective IDOCDE, Emanuela Iacopini. For the last four years, Florence is closely collaborating with Slovenian artist and PhD.philosopher Mala Kline and Croatian performer Adriana Josipovic.She teaches in various organizations and institutions throughout Europe and continues to broadcast various artistic collaborations.

DanceSPACE – TantsuRUUM – is an environment and meeting place for local and international dance professionals. It is a collaboration and development platform launched by the Estonian Dance Agency in cooperation with the Estonian Dance Arts and Dance Education Union. The new studio is open from this autumn at the Estonian Dance Agency in Tallinn, Hobujaama 12.
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital and Eesti Kultuuriministeerium.

www.tantsuagentuur.ee/tantsuruum

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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Closer to the Wild Heart returns to Manifesti Festival (Turku) because of the popular demand!

Closer to the Wild Heart -solo performance draws a portrait of a woman between reality and fiction. The work examines themes such as invisibility and self-reinvention. As an installation-like performance it consists fleeting moments which begin and finish without a preposition of the finality.

Closer to the Wild Heart is a research project and a performance where contemporary dance, set/light design and sound design are brought in a dialogue. The project was launched by choreographer Maria Nurmela, sound designer Jaakko Vastapuu and set/light designer Kalle Ropponen and premiered in Manifesti Factory Festival in Turku in September 2016 in a joint event with German choreographer Urs Dietrich´s autobiographical solo Thalamus.

Closer to the Wild Heart lends 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 given 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 for dramaturgical and visual language – relentless minimalism and pure, infinite aesthetics. Also the crew aimed for detaching the work as much as possible from the theatrical apparatus and illusion to reach a certain honesty.

http://www.manillantehdas.fi/manifesti/esitykset/nurmela-dietrich/

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