TelepART: Okra Playground
TelepART: Veli Lehtovaara
Brussels-based dancer and choreographer Veli Lehtovaara will take his most recent work, Conversations (Peltotiekeskustelu), to Helsinki at the end of February to be performed at the Zodiak Centre for New Dance at the Cable Factory. In the work, three dancers converse with each other and the audience about evolution, the forms of nature and change.
TelepART: Doble Mandoble
The Belgian circus company Doble Mandoble will perform at the Bravo! International Festival for Young Audience between 10–18 March 2018 with 4 performances of their production Mi Otro Yo, a 60-minute indoor circus performance mixing physical theater, acrobatics, object manipulation and comical magic. The 10th edition of Bravo! will take place in different cultural centers of the Helsinki metropolitan area, offering a variety of international productions of children’s theater.
TelepART: Antti Paalanen
Accordion maestro Antti Paalanen arrives in the Netherlands in February, performing concerts in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The Celtic and Balfolk festival that takes place on 17 February at the De Doelen concert house in Rotterdam aims to present a wide range of European folk music, including Celtic music from Scotland, Ireland and the Nordic countries, as well as Balfolk from Belgium and France. On 18 February Paalanen performs a solo concert at the Bimhuis concert house in Amsterdam.
Beursschouwburg: Sonja Jokiniemi
Sonja Jokiniemi’s new performance Blab is built around the concept of blabbing: the associative, potentially senseless, sometimes spontaneous, clumpy, not-knowing form of speech. With this new work, Jokiniemi continues to explore the chaotic experience of the world and how meaning is established. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses, desires and reflexes; where the human is part of the non-human. Different bodies find each other as extensions, parallel connections and expansions. The essence of the work is shaped by the collaboration and relations between the elements.