Janina Rajakangas and Neil Callaghan will be opening the doors to their first meeting to start making Over Your Fucking Body for Moving in November festival 2019. Those who want an insight to their working methods and to be involved in the beginning of their process should join them for 3 days in November. The last day of the meeting will be open to the festival crowd.

Rajakangas and Callaghan want to make Over Your Fucking Body with the audience present from the start. Instead of a duet, they are making a trio, where audience takes the place of the third performer. The artists will reveal how they approach the piece and share exercises and research methods with anyone wanting to take part.

“Together, we will be looking into the problems proposed by the piece: How understand the audience as one part of a trio and still respect the audience as a diverse presence of individuals? How do individuals form a collective called an audience?”

“We are using the triangle of us and the audience to create possibilities of sharing intimate reactions. The sharing of the opening of the rehearsal period will be uncomfortable and brave, it will be a generous gesture and an ask for a helping hand.”

Neil Callaghan and Janina Rajakangas

Neil Callaghan has been making work with various constellations of people since 2002 in the fields of dance, theatre and visual arts. He works alone and in collaboration with Lea Anderson, Doris Uhlich, Nicola Coniber, Dan Canham, Requardt & Rosenberg, Simone Kenyon, Janina Rajakangas and Vlatka Horvat. At present he tours with Until Our Hearts Stop by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.

Janina Rajakangas works mainly as a choreographer, with a practice including performing, teaching and public reflection. Her latest directed works are Dinosaur (2015),  Teen (2017) and Canary (2018). As a performer she works for Frauke Requardt, Requardt & Rosenberg and Robert Clark in London. In 2018 Janina works on an Artist Grant from Arts Promotion Centre, Finland.