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 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 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.
Stoa Music Hall, Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki
Soup Talk 6.11. at 12
30 € / 15 €
Duration: approx. 50 mins
Choreography and creation: Angela Schubot
Creation and performance: Suvi Kemppainen
In co-creation with: Moss
Artistic collaboration: Kate Nankervis
Produced by: Angela Schubot in close collaboration with Moving in November
Residencies: Moving in November
Supported by: NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Assistance Program for Dance, Herbarium-project is supported by Goethe Institut Finnland, Arts Promotion Center Finland
Thank you: Sakari Larjo
Photo: Jared Gradinger
Visit in collaboration: Stoa