Photo: Petri Virtanen


RRRRR is a performance project that is looking into hallucinatory, delusional and derailed structures used as choreographic starting points. Sonja Jokiniemi is interested in the schizophrenic aspect of our contemporary reality. This project moves somewhere between peripheral otherness, disembodied language, derailed threads of thoughts: virtual fantasy constructions, self-records, overlapping realities and confused truths.

The performance project is complemented by a printed publication, RRRRR.

Direction, performance, text: Sonja Jokiniemi
Set designer and dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Sound designer: Natalia Dominguez Rangel
Light designer: Jenni Pystynen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern and Kiasma Theatre
Residency support: STUK Kunstencentrum, Arc Artist Residency, Arsenic Theatre and Les Urbaines
With support of: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Premiere: 23.2.2016, Dampfzentrale Bern

Duration: 60 minutes
Photos: Petri Virtanen / Finnish National Gallery