ZERO-ZERO | Helsinki
ZERO-ZERO, a sensory-stimulating and poetic stage performance created for three new dancers observes the state of inner dissonance and the inability to connect with ourselves and the other through virtuosic movement, dynamic sound and spatial design.
The work was originally created for Skånes Dansteater in Autumn 2022. The work has also been seen in southern Sweden on an extensive tour, where it received a great reception.
“Contemporary dance, when it is this good, talks straight to the heart.”
“The evening sets our imagination on fire.”
– Henric Tiselius / Ystad Allehanda
“A truly generous evening, full of emotional whirlwinds.”
— Skånska Dagbladet
zero-zero, adjective Meteorology
(of atmospheric conditions) having or characterised by zero visibility in both horizontal and vertical directions
ZERO-ZERO means a total lack of visibility in any direction. When used as a meteorological term the lack of visibility is caused by external factors, such as fog. In the case of a person the lack of visibility can also be caused by internal factors; an internal fog or gloom, if you like. The lack of visibility is always also a lack of perspective. Without visible reference points, that could be other people, the scale of the surrounding world or one’s own orientation in it can’t be grasped. One might also be too close to see, such as in a private introspective space where the invisible landscape is that of the subconscious or the emotions. The result is the same: one is lost (cannot find a connection with themselves, with the surroundings and other people.
Our private personas might be somewhat different to the public personas we project in the public space. A projected persona or the need to project one might become a facade or screen that obscures visibility through it in both directions. One can be present without being seen and without being able to see.
It takes an act of bravery to show oneself as one is. Being visible can be seen as being vulnerable. Conversely it takes strength and courage to be bare. Is a person that is courageous and strong enough to put oneself in an open and vulnerable position really vulnerable or rather available to be present for themselves and the other?
The performance contains flickering lights and loud sounds.
The performance and after talk lasts approximately 75 minutes.
Standard ticket | 30€
Pensioner | 20€
Discount ticket | 15€ (students, unemployed, conscripts and civil servants)
Group ticket | 18€ (minimum 10 person)
Pay What You Can | A small number of “Pay What You Can” tickets are also on sale for the performance. PWYC tickets are available at the info point that is located at the Cable Factory’s Glass Courtyard and here. Read more about Pay What You Can tickets and other ticket information.
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Johanna Nuutinen with the dancers
Ange-Clémentine Hiroki, Marta Bianchi, Yi-Chi Lee
Antti-Pekka Pudas (cover), Alma Saari (intern)
(original cast: Ange-Clémentine Hiroki, Pili Abaurrea, Michael Marquez / Skånes Dansteater )
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
Helena ”Helle” Carlsson
TECHNICAL PRODUCER (stage)
TECHNICAL PRODUCER (sound)
Johanna Nuutinen in collaboration with the dancers
Johanna Nuutinen + Collaborators, Skånes Dansteater
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
City of Helsinki
Ministry of Education and Culture