Sonja Jokiniemi: BLAB

Sonja Jokiniemi:



FRI 3.11.2017 at 20:00 (premiere)
SUN 5.11.2017 at 15:00 *
TUE 7.11.2017 at 19:00
WED 8.11.2017 at 19:00 **
FRI 10.11.2017 at 19:00
SAT 11.11.2017 at 19:00


Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki





* On Sunday 5.11. introduction to the work at 14:15-14:45. Organized by Zodiak.

** On Wednesday 8.11. an artist talk after the performance. Organized by Zodiak.


Sonja Jokiniemi‘s new performance is built around the concept of blabbing: the associative, potentially senseless, sometimes spontaneous, clumpy, not-knowing form of speech.

With this new work, Jokiniemi continues to explore the chaotic experience of the world and how meaning is established. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses, desires and reflexes; where the human is part of the non-human. Different bodies find each other as extensions, parallel connections and expansions. The essence of the work is shaped by the collaboration and relations between the elements.

Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories and knowingness towards the unknown; towards unions of human and object, images and rituals of desire. The unknown manifests itself in the transforming sculpture, the essence of which charts the subconscious territory.





Concept, choreography and visualization: Sonja Jokiniemi

Performers: Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch

Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen

Producer: Riikka Thitz

Co-production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November festival, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), Veem House for Performance

Residency support: Arsenic Theatre, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound, wpZimmer

With support of: Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö



Duration approx. 75 min


Photo: Tomas Uyttendaele



Photographs can only be used in connection with editorial content concerning the work and/or Moving in November festival. Name of photographer must be mentioned.


This performance is included in the festival pass.




Single tickets 25/15 € at the door, if available.

Advance sale from Tiketti.