Choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi's new work Howl is a performance project and an exhibition. Bodies of painting, sculpture and live performance mesh with each other and gear towards extended beings and hybrid bodies through interdependencies of human and non-human.
The work consists of multiple short pieces as moving paintings where sounds touch, and textures speak, referring to drawing works by Jokiniemi. Duet format explored together with dance artist Maija Karhunen is a kind of re-wording of language through the unfolding of multitextural bodies.
Choreography and visual works: Sonja Jokiniemi Performance: Maija Karhunen and Sonja Jokiniemi Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen Sound design: Natalia Dominguez Rangel Dramaturgical dialogue: Elina Minn Production manager: Riikka Thitz Co-production: Art Centre Buda (Kortrijk), Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki), STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound (Leuven) in the framework of the Life Long Burning - Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Premiere on 8.8.2019 at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (FI)