We are currently working on OPIA which will premiere at Zodiak – Center for New Dance 12.5.2020. This new full length stage work 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. OPIA is the first work of the series which explores the world of senses and our sensory experience.
Our team has been honoured to work with our co-production partner Zodiak – Center for New Dance as well as residency partners Tero Saarinen Company, Teatermaskinen Riddarhyttan and Dance Base Edinburgh.
This Spring season we will develop the work at the following stages:
2.-8.1.2020 in residence at Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki
22.-27.3.2020 in residence at Tero Saarinen Company, Helsinki
12. – 23.5.2020 premiere at Zodiak – Center for New Dance
We hope to see you at the audience!
The year 2020 is in full swing! This Spring season starts with sharing workshops and teaching in Helsinki and Hong Kong.
14.1.-31.1.2020 morning classes at Tanssille ry and Helsinki City Theatre
25.1.-25.4.2020 Kinesteetikot ry extra training sessions in Helsinki
24.5.-12.6.2020 Johanna will be teaching, lecturing and leading workshops at Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts in Hong Kong
2019 was a wonderful year in the studio, on stage, against the green screen, on the silver screen and on the drawing board! With two premiere works we gathered a great audience of approximately 8000 people in Finland and Australia. We also kicked off the production of OPIA, visited Teatermaskinen in Sweden and Dance Base in Scotland as residence artists, had wonderful audience discussions and performed ANON-The Act of Waiting at Jyväskylä Dance Festival as well.
It has been a privilege to share a moment with everyone who came to see the shows or participated in the workshops and audience meetings throughout the year 2019. Warm thank you to each and everyone who has been part of this journey – the performers, repetitors, directors, designers, technicians, festivals, foundations and other supporters! Onwards and upwards towards 2020!
Johanna Nuutinen will be presenting the production ANON – The Act of Waiting at Performing HEL performing arts showcase event in Helsinki 29.8.-1.9.2019.
Out of 110 applications the jury chose 12 companies/artists to pitch their work, 10 to present a demo session and 5 to perform a full length work as part of the Helsinki Festival.
Being held this year for the second time, the Performing HEL showcase – encompassing circus, dance and theatre – is on the lookout for full-length performances, demos and pitches. Taking place in Helsinki on 29 August–1 September 2019, the showcase will present some of the most interesting elements of Finnish performing arts that are suitable for international audiences and touring to Finnish and international festival and theatre programme presenters. (Sirkus Info 11.2.2019)
We are thankful for this opportunity and excited to meet you all soon in Helsinki!
If you would like to contact us in advance, we are more than happy to offer you additional information.
Johanna Nuutinen is re-creating her work X-it for the West Australian Ballet for their Quarry season 2019.
X-it draws its inspiration from the theme of being constantly under surveillance. What kind of emotions and feelings does a non-ending – and un-escapable – state of being watched stir in a person?
The work was originally commissioned by Finnish National Ballet and had its premiere in May 2011.
Read Johanna´s thoughts about the process from the latest Dance Info Finland international newsletter:
X-it / In-Synch
at Ballet at the Quarry, Perth Festival, by West Australian Ballet
from February 8 – March 2, 2019
Place: The Quarry Amphitheatre – City Beach
Three dance works at Teater Viirus 19.-24.11.2018!
By popular demand IRIS – Dance in the fissures of humanity will return to Helsinki with two performances after touring in four different festivals across the globe this autumn season.
The work is part the GUEST program 19.-20.11.2018 at Teater Viirus in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki.
Later on that week 22.11.2018 Johanna Nuutinen will premiere her new work ANON – The Act of Waiting. In her latest work ANON Johanna Nuutinen utilises her customary medium of virtuoso dance to explore the unavoidable senses of surrendering and uncertainty created by waiting. ANON also examines the temporary communities created by the act of waiting and questions the power structures of waiting. The creative team consists of performers Jenna Broas and Oskari Nyyssölä, visualist Joonas Tikkanen, sound designer Tuuli Kyttälä and dramaturg Miranda Laurence.
The work is performed as part of a double bill evening together with the work RESTLESS EARTH. Inspired by Orientalism by Edward W. Said, the premiere work RESTLESS EARTH by choreographers Riku Lehtopolku and Mikko Makkonen explores how we encounter difference and come to terms with it.
20/15€ . Combination ticket for both evenings: 35€ .
Välimerenkatu 14, 00220 Helsinki, Finland
IRIS – Dance in the fissures of humanity
chor. Johanna Nuutinen
MON 19.11 7 pm
TUE 20.11 7 pm
ANON – The Act of Waiting
chor. Johanna Nuutinen
chor. Riku Lehtopolku, Mikko Makkonen
THU 22.11 7 pm
FRI 23.11 7 pm
SAT 24.11 3 pm
SAT 24.11 7 pm
For more information please contact:
IRIS – Dance in the fissures of humanity will be touring in four different countries this autumn season 2018!
Find us on the following festivals and venues:
9.9.2018 Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
12.-13.9.2018 Jumping Frames Festival, Hong Kong
8.11.2018 Danse festival Barents
19.-20.11.2018 Teater Viirus
Although year 2018 is already in full swing I would like to take a look back and thank all of the audiences, collaborators and workshop participants who made year 2017 such a magical one! We reached an audience of 1150 people, premiered two productions, worked in two residencies, performed and created in four countries and met over 300 eager workshop participants. I´m also excited about the current season and very happy to share what we are cooking up at the moment.
Best wishes, Johanna.
ROOM COMISSIONED BY PORI DANCE COMPANY
ROOM which had it´s premiere 20.11.2018 at Pori Theatre had it´s revival at Pori Art Museum 17.2.2018 and at Pori Theatre 24.2.2018. The production was commissioned by Pori Dance Company. TROIS C-L Centre de Creation Choreographique Luxembourgeois supported the project by offering us a two week residency in summer 2017.
RESIDENCY AT SEOUL DANCE CENTER
ANON is a new stage production which will premiere in November 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The work is supported by Seoul Dance Center which will offer a six week residency 10.3-22.4.2018 and South East Dance Center´s Dramaturge in Residence Programme which offers us a chance to work with dramaturge Miranda Laurence
throughout the process. During my stay in Seoul I will be also teaching a movement workshop at Seoul Dance Center on the week 13.
SÄRÖ short film PREMIERE AT LOIKKA DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
SÄRÖ – ( Eng. Fracture – Distortion ) is a short dance film composed out of the film material used in full length stage production IRIS, which premiered in Autumn 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
SÄRÖ – is now available for festival screenings and will premiere at Loikka Dance film festival on 6.4.2018 at 16.30 o´clock screening.
About the past, the present and the future. Read the latest interview of Johanna on Finnish Dance in Focus 2017-2018 magazine.
Year 2017 is in full speed. It will be busy and full of wonderful challenges. Hope to see you at some of these venues!
18.6 – 3.7 Residency at TROIS C-L , Luxemburg, with production ROOM
14.7 – 31.7 Teaching and performing solo production HATCHED at Beijing Dance Festival, China
1. – 5.8 Performing at Hangzhou Festival at XiXi theatre, China
7. – 12.8 Creation period of the premiere production IRIS with dance artists Nathalie Ruiz and Yvan Auzely in Stockholm
13.8 – 25.8 Residency in Ireland at SHAWBROOK residency center with production IRIS
1.9 – 3.9 Organizing a master teacher workshop in collaboration with Robert Poyton on Spiraling Power in Helsinki
22.9 Premiering IRIS in Helsinki
1.10 – 11.11 Creation period of the production ROOM in collaboration with Pori Dance Company, Finland
Johanna Nuutinen´s durational work ME has been selected as part of the international DIGITAL BODY EXHIBITION in Bucharest, Romania. The work will have three runs at the GALATECA GALLERY on 11th and 13th November.
The exhibition is part of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival. Artists from Germany, Italy, Finland, Great Britain, Austria and Argentina present their research and digital artworks, challenging both the cognitive and the emotional system of the audience. Nine works of video art, robotics, animation, sound engineering and live performance are playfully exhibited in the futuristic space of Galateca Gallery.
ME had it´s premiere in March 2016 at K.H.Rehnlund Art Museum in Kokkola. Since then it has collected over 1200 spectators while touring at EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art and ARTSI Vantaa Contemporary Art Museum in Southern Finland.
More about ME:
GALATECA GALLERY and info about the exhibition:
Johanna will be presenting her work and future plans at Internationale TANZMESSE Nrw in Düsseldorf 1.-3.9. You are warmly welcome to join us on FRI 2.9 at 12-13 am and on SAT 11-12 am at BOOTH 90 !
Thank you to Dance Info Finland who organizes and makes the event possible.
More information on the Meet The Finns @ Tanzmesse – event:
I´m delighted that HATCHED will be performed at the FULL MOON DANCE FESTIVAL in Pyhäjärvi in July 2016. The performance will take place at INMET- arena on 26th July.
Full Moon Dance Festival presents interesting and experimental Finnish contemporary dance and especially its young talents. The festival, organized annually in July in Pyhäjärvi, Northern Ostrobothnia, is also well known among international presenters.
More information on the event:
For 11 days. You and Me.
Durational performance for video, sound and person about an encounter in the context of a performance. ENDURANCE, EMOTIONS and ENCOUNTERS.
On the first week of April 5.-10.4 dance artist Johanna Nuutinen´s physical installation ME takes over the Artsi – Vantaa Art Museum. The concept includes the internationally acclaimed short dance film ME-Story of a Performance and a durational performance builed around it.
ME dives into the inner and outer worlds of a performance from four different viewpoints: how the dancer imagines the performance, how the spectator experiences it, how it can be seen from an objective point of view as a graphic code and how the dancer encounters their audience. Through these different stages a new interpretation for a different world is born – a performance that sucks both the performer and the spectator into the journey of the performance.
ME – English: Me, Finnish: Us, Japanese: Eye.
Other venues: EMMA – Espoo Museum for Modern Art 15.-17.4., ARTSI – Vantaa Art Museum 23.-24.4.
Duration: the opening hours of the art museums.
ARTSI Vantaa Art Museum
5.4 – 10.4.2016
23. – 24.4.2016
MYYRMÄKITALO, PAALUTORI 3, 01600 VANTAA
TUE, WED, FRI klo 11 – 18
THU 13 – 20
SAT, SUN 11 – 16
EMMA – Espoo Museum for Modern Art
AHERTAJANTIE 5, TAPIOLA, ESPOO
FRI 11-19 (Free entry evening 17-19)
SAT, SUN 11-17
Entry Fee 12 € / 10 €.
Free entry with a Press or a Museum card!
Johanna will be attending the KEDJA encounter in Hammerfest, Norway during 4.-8.11.2016. Kedja is a a platform for the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community. The event brings together professionals from all fields of contemporary dance and offers a fantastic opportunity for networking, sharing thoughts on current topics and spending time with your colleagues in the wild nature of the Northernmost town in the world, beautiful city of Hammerfest.
If you are attending the event as well, knock Johanna on the shoulder and come and say hello!
Special thank you to Dance Info Finland for organizing and supporting the visitation!