Blab

Sonja Jokiniemi (FI)
Dance & Performance
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Sonja
Jokiniemi

is a choreographer, performer and self-taught visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psycho diversity. She often works with objects, materials and drawings as collaborators on stage. Her participatory projects within the social sector and her studies in expressive arts therapy coincide with her interests on stage that claim space for intimacy, sincerity and a broadening of norms.

Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013. Prior to this, she completed her BA degree in Contemporary Dance at Laban Centre in London in 2006, and she has taken part at Daghdha Mentoring programme in Limerick, Ireland. Jokiniemi’s works were a. o. shown at Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Veem House (Amsterdam) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna).

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Sonja Jokiniemi (FI)
Fri01./
Sat02. 
Feb
19.30 /
TQW Halle G
 
     
  • Fri 01. Feb
  • Sat 02. Feb
€ 20/15/10

Ticket combo: With the ticket for Blab the performance and and is only € 5. Available at the TQW box office and in our webshop.

Blab is a poetic parade, a moving three-dimensional painting.“ — Fransien van der Putt, Theaterkrant

Finnish dancer and performer Sonja Jokiniemi invites us to a journey back in time, into a world before there was language. Blab literally translates as meaningless jabbering and stuttering. Blab wants to leave behind identifiable categorisations and take a leap into the unknown; the place where humans and objects seem intertwined. The bodies on stage will expand, an amorphous, multisensory sculpture will evolve. Ambiguous objects made of textile fabrics, hair, latex and chains will be scattered across the stage and thus create a surreal scenery. Blab is unpredictable – at one moment, sweet and soft, and in the next, hard and aggressive. Blab is a best of compilation of Freud.

Teaser

Double feature: Following Blab, you have the opportunity to see the performance and and by Lisa Hinterreithner at 21.00 at TQW Studios.

Credits

Concept, choreography & visualization
Sonja Jokiniemi
Performers
Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch
Lighting design
Heikki Paasonen
Textiles in collaboration with
Janina Silvennoinen
Producer
Riikka Thitz
Co-production
Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Festival Moving in November, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), Veem House for Performance
Distribution
Something Great
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 the support from Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö.
Sonja
Jokiniemi

is a choreographer, performer and self-taught visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psycho diversity. She often works with objects, materials and drawings as collaborators on stage. Her participatory projects within the social sector and her studies in expressive arts therapy coincide with her interests on stage that claim space for intimacy, sincerity and a broadening of norms.

Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013. Prior to this, she completed her BA degree in Contemporary Dance at Laban Centre in London in 2006, and she has taken part at Daghdha Mentoring programme in Limerick, Ireland. Jokiniemi’s works were a. o. shown at Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Veem House (Amsterdam) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna).

sonjajokiniemi.com

 
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