We collaborate with several partners in a network we have expanded over the past three years. We would like to highlight some new partners that make Moving in November even richer this year.
The recently reopened Mad House Helsinki is one of our new partners. We have talked extensively about our curatorial interests and how a collaboration between our two structures could look like. Departing from the idea to support locally producing artists, what both Mad House and Moving in November aim to do, we build our collaboration closely around re-playing works from the local performing arts scene. A curatorial line that Moving in November introduced in its program starting from the 2021 edition. Now we have a like-minded, steady partner by our side to further develop this line. This collaboration has budget implications. We are in the process of applying for a joint funding to establish this partnership on stable ground. Together we aim every year to re-show works that have been premiering in Mad House and possibly also other venues in Finland, and present them within the festival program alongside international guests. You can see the result of our thinking and collaboration already reflected in this year’s festival. Poet in my -my life as Fabou by Ella Skoikka, premiered last year in Kutomo, Turku and Janina Rajakanga’s piece Venus in last year’s Baltic Circle edition.
Another important new partner is choreographer Liisa Pentti + Co, supporting us in hosting international artists in residency in her studio. This year two choreographers Dominique Tegho (Berlin) and Flavia Zaganelli (Bologna) are coming to Helsinki during Moving in November, and will be working for one week each in her studio, benefiting from Liisa Pentti’s artistic expertise and insights of the Helsinki performing arts scene. This collaboration will continue in the years to come, facilitating international guests working in Helsinki, experiencing the festival program, and engaging with the local artist scene.
Moving in November is a new partner of the European network Life Long Burning, a multi-annual cooperation project supported by the EU Creative Europe Program and implemented by twelve organizations. The network is comprised of dance houses, festivals, choreographic centers and networks as well as production houses. With its activities, the project offers sustainable support for emerging as well as mid-career contemporary dance artists, aiming to stimulate exchange. This year, Moving in November has an exchange project with both Uferstudios Berlin and Brain Store Project Sofia. This summer Uferstudios Berlin hosted Finnish artist Lin Da for a working residency, and in exchange Moving in November will be hosting a working residency for Berlin based artist Dominique Tegho. In May we already sent choreographer Mikko Hyvönen to Sofia to experience Antistatic Festival, to see the program and to take part in the organized workshops and exchange meetings. We will receive during this year’s festival Angelina Georgieva, a Bulgarian performing arts editor and writer. Angelina will be experiencing the whole program, write about and review the festival.
In collaboration with Santarcangelo Festival in Italy and the Italian Cultural institute, we are hosting the performing artist Flavia Zaganelli for a working residency. She will be working and researching in Helsinki and have the chance to see the whole program of the festival. Flavia will have an open showing @ Liisa Pentti’s studio on November 11, at 16h. You are warmly invited to pass by.
Moving in November enjoys bringing people together, through various collaborations, but also through our informal conversation series Soup Talks and the After-Soup, after each performance.
Don’t have your tickets for Moving in November’s performances yet? Make sure to book your seats and sign up for the Soup Talks.
See you in November, see you soon!
Kerstin Schroth & Moving in November team
Photo © Kerstin Schroth