SAMMAL/MOSS is part of Herbarium.

A solo body, a singular body, with moss the multiple body speaking through it. A horizontal polyphony in the body with no center, just rhythms. Choreographer Angela Schubot and dancer Suvi Kemppainen embrace an impossible challenge of a human tapping into the dance of moss. Where can the body take place if not in our human flesh and bones? On what plane is the bodily happening? This solo is a movement study emerging from a long-term, deep dedication to encounters with moss.

Angela Schubot

Angela Schubot is a dancer, artist, choreographer, practice-led researcher and bodyworker-healer based in Berlin with roots in Canada and Peru. Since 2012 her artistic practice has been researching and developing methods and possibilities to acknowledge non-human principles and beings and interact with them. Starting from 2009 she has worked with Jared Gradinger, developing pieces about the debordering of the body. Schubot teaches at ImpulsTanz Wien, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz HZT-Berlin, Toronto Dance Community Love-in, Duke University Durham, HfS Ernst Busch Berlin and University of the Arts Helsinki and accompanies artists and rehearsal processes through her body- and healing work.

Suvi Kemppainen

Suvi Kemppainen is an artist working in the field of choreography, dance and performance. Suvi’s artistic practice explores somatic psychodrama anchored in consent and poetics of grief and comedy. Suvi is excited about formulating feminist pedagogies for more transparent working environments in the performing arts field.