The production platform Johanna Nuutinen + Collaborators was formed in 2016 in order to support the work choreographer Johanna Nuutinen creates with a team of highly talented and visionary sound, light and costume designers as well as performing artists and dramaturgs. The sensing, sensitive, poetic and vulnerable, yet strong and versatile body together with bold visual worlds are at the core of all of their artistic work.
During the next three years Johanna and her team will be investigating the world of senses and our sensory experience. The series will consist out of three works that deal with visual perception as well as tactile and auditory senses through virtuosic motion, hypnotic visuality and the visceral world of sound. The first stage work of this series, OPIA (2021), dives eyes first into the ever present questions relating to looking, being looked at, how do we perceive form and how do we form meaning from what we see.
Kinesteetikot ry serves as the background organisation of Johanna Nuutinen + Collaborators. Kinesteetikot ry is a non-profit association founded in 2015. The aim of the association is to advance embodied consciousness in the society, support the development of dance and theatre as art forms, further the collaboration between different art forms and the dialogue between art and science in Finland as well as internationally.