Premiere at Erkko hall, Dance House Helsinki 25.-28.10.2023!
Visceral and hypnotic, SKIN HUNGER explores the grounding force of tactile human experience—the sense of touch.
The largest exterior interface of the nervous system, skin remains the site of our most tender and most brutal impulses. As we emerge from the radical sensory-deprivation of a global pandemic especially, the tactile takes on extra resonance: physical proximities become at once more vulnerable, more luminous.
Through the multifaceted and delicate language of movement that draws from the dance of the subconscious, SKIN HUNGER summons a powerful counterforce to the often disembodied experience of our digital age. Binaural headphones create an intimate 3-dimensional sound environment for each audience member in this unique staging, creating an immersive auditory connection to the bodies of the 6 international performers.
We all receive the first and the last sensations of our lives through touch. We hope this work serves as an invitation and motivation to be more in touch with ourselves and each other.
The work is part of the SPARKS -project by Dance House Helsinki and Finnish Cultural Foundation.
SKIN HUNGER is chosen to be part of the Art Testers for Young Audiences -project!
In this project all 8th graders in Finland will get to visit an art institution.
With the support of the Art testers program around 1.400 14-year-olds will see the work at Dance House Helsinki!
More information: https://www.tanssintalo.com/en/performances/johanna-nuutinen-skin-hunger
Auri Ahola, Jonna Aaltonen, Amie-Blaire Chartier, Jack Traylen, Yi-Chi Lee, George Pelagias
Johanna Nuutinen and the dancers
SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC
Lauri Lundahl (space), Eero Keskinen (sound)
Dance House Helsinki
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation