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 work Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories towards the unknowns; towards unions and blurs of humans and objects, extensions and expansions of different bodies, penetrations of forms and acts of desire. The work unfolds itself in the transforming multisensorial sculpture, the essence of which charts a subconscious territory. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses and reflexes. The work explores lumpy, tangled thought processes that have neither beginning nor an end.

Sonja Jokiniemi is a performance artist and choreographer based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psychodiversity. Her projects take form in performance, drawing and community engaged works. Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013.



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Concept, choreography and visualization: Sonja Jokiniemi

Performers: Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch

Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen

Textiles made in collaboration with Janina Silvennoinen

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. 60 min


Photo: Simo Karisalo


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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.



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


This performance is included in the festival pass.


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