”Soils and trees with no snails and leaves
Snails and leaves with no past dreams

Shores, Meadows, Mountains, Flood.
Spleens, Lungs, Livers, Glow.”

Brume de Mer is a corporal and vocal sonata painted by Elina Pirinen and her workgroup. It consists of the sheer volume produced by the combined abstraction of psycho-neurologically rich ring dance, lyrical field sung with peculiar beauty, scents, intoxicating colors and organ music that accumulates in the soul.

Brume de Mer fumbles for, deforms and reforms ancient and new expressions for desire, obsession, mutism, killing and intuition in an extremely physical way. The body comes out from the body and shares its power with you.

The sonant stage consist of a tremendous original organ composition made by Ville Kabrell, which has eaten alive the original idea of using Sonata no. 2 for Organ by Russian modernist composer Viktor Suslin.

The performance is a self-standing instalment of Pirinen’s series of works based on Russian compositions. For the artists of the workgroup, Brume de Mer is a delightful and novel comeback.

Elina Pirinen

Elina Pirinen is Helsinki-based choreographer, dancer, singer-songwriter-musician, curator, artistic director and pedagogue.

She works closely with timeless feministic psychodynamical, intimate and emansipatoric subjective body, language and visuality as shared thinking, experiencing and politics.

She has been collaborating regularly with Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kiasma Theater of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, performance art venue Mad House and Performance Art Society. She is responsable for the dance art education in the Degree Programme in Acting in Swedish in Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki.

She also works with domestic animals in need and makes romantically experimental baroque-rockmusic with her orchestra.

Read more

Interview with Elina Pirinen by Zodiak – Center for New Dance (in Finnish)