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Liisa Pentti workshop in Helsinki CANCELLED

03.04.2020
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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation at the moment. We are looking to reschedule the workshop as soon as possible when it is safe to do so.

Liisa Pentti workshop 3.-4.4.

Choreographer and artistic director Liisa Pentti leads a two-day movement workshop 3.-4.4. at Liisa Pentti +Co Studio in Helsinki.

The workshop is based on the following questions: can we create movement that does not submit to the meanings of language and cultural images but trusts its own existence? How does the bodily knowledge in the borders of consciousness create new meanings? What is the relationship between language and meaning? How do we dance to music and how does the dancing language position itself inside music?

The rawness of our body holds a vast amount of kinesthetic information, experience and learned patterns. It also holds the elusive and indescribable self, constantly changing and transforming. The workshop will concentrate on these themes and the kinesthetic shapes arising from them. We will work with questions and states that arise from the process of movement creation.

Liisa Pentti has worked extensively with meanings that combine dance and language. She has used spoken and written text in many of her works, amongst others Hauraat silmät –  Fragile eyes (2019), Why Does My Sister Not Like Contemporary Art (2014) and Mabel – The Queen of Bones (2008).

The workshop is open to dance and theatre professionals and students as well as everyone interested in the possibilities of movement.

Time: Friday 3.4. at 17.30-20 and Saturday 4.4. at 10-14
Location: Liisa Pentti +Co Studio, Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki.
Instructor: Liisa Pentti
Workshop languages: Finnish and English
Price: 65 €
Last day to cancel: 27.3.2019
Sign up for the workshop by 27.3. by sending an email to info@liisapentti.com

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Liisa Pentti ohjaa kahden päivän työpajan 3.-4.4. Liisa Pentti +Co:n studiolla Punavuoressa.

Työpaja pohjautuu seuraaville kysymyksille: Voimmeko luoda liikettä, joka on kielen, kulttuuristen kuvien ja niiden merkitysten ulkopuolella luottaen olemassaoloonsa? Miten tietoisuuden rajamailla oleva kehollinen tieto voi synnyttää uutta merkitystä? Mikä on kielen ja merkityksen suhde, miten tanssimme musiikkiin ja miten tanssiva kieli asettuu musiikin sisään?

Kehomme paljaus sisältää valtavan määrän liikkeellistä tietoa, kokemusta ja opittuja malleja. Se sisältää myös vaikeasti tavoitettavan ja kuvailtavan minuuden, joka on muuttuva ja muuntautuva. Työskentelemme näiden monimutkaisten kysymysten kautta nousevien liikkeellisten olomuotojen kanssa – sekä kysymysten ja olomuotojen kanssa, jotka nousevat esiin yhä uudestaan liikkeen luomisen prosesseissa.

Koreografi Liisa Pentti on työskennellyt pitkään tanssia ja kieltä yhdistävien merkitystenantojen parissa. Hän on käyttänyt puhuttua ja kirjoitettua tekstiä lukuisissa töissään, mm. Fragile Eyes – Hauraat silmät (2019), Why Does My Sister Not Like Contemporary Art (2014) ja Mabel – The Queen of Bones (2008).

Kurssi sopii tanssin, teatterin ja esitystaiteen ammattilaisille, opiskelijoille, edistyneille harrastajille sekä kaikille liikkeen mahdollisuuksista kiinnostuneille.

Aika: Perjantai 3.4. klo 17.30-20 ja lauantai 4.4. klo 10-14
Paikka: Liisa Pentti +Co:n studio, Bulevardi 31, 00180 Helsinki.
Ohjaaja: Liisa Pentti
Työpajan kielet: suomi ja englanti
Hinta: 65 €
Viimeinen peruutuspäivä: 27.3.2019
Ilmoittaudu kurssille 27.3. mennessä lähettämällä sähköpostia osoitteeseen info@liisapentti.com

Photo: Sanna Kaesmae

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Open call: Liisa Pentti +Co Studio residency programme for summer 2020

01.04.2020
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Open call: Liisa Pentti +Co Studio residency programme for summer 2020

Liisa Pentti +Co offers a residency programme in the company’s new studio in Helsinki for dance and performance artists and working groups working in Finland or abroad. The residency period is June-July 2020. The aim of the residency programme is to offer a peaceful working space for research or for working towards a future production. During the residency period it is possible to hold a work-in-progress performance or event at the studio.

We offer two 2-3 week residency periods from 22 June to 2 August. The area of the studio is 80 m² and the size of the sprung dance floor is 68 m². The height of the space is about 5,5 metres and the studio has windows on two sides. The facility has a grey vinyl marley flooring, adjustable fluorescent tube lighting and a sound system.

The application period for the residency opens on 1 April and ends on 24 April. The informal application must include contact information, a plan for the working period, desired period for the residency, CVs for as many members of the working group as possible and 1 to 2 video links to previous work. Send your application to info@liisapentti.com by 24 April. All applicants will be informed about the results via email by 4 May.

For more information about the residency programme contact Liisa Pentti at info@liisapentti.com or 050 582 4914.

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New Liisa Pentti +Co Studio opens

23.03.2020
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Liisa Pentti +Co’s new studio has opened its doors

Liisa Pentti +Co’s brand new rehearsal space is now open. The studio is located at Bulevardi, Helsinki, in the old Metropolia buildings right next to the Alexander Theatre. In addition to rehearsals the studio will host small-scale performances, events, courses and workshops. Liisa Pentti +Co also offers a summer residency programme for dance and performance artists in the studio in June-July 2020. Open call for the residency programme will be announced in the beginning of April 2020.

The area of the studio is 80 m² and the size of the sprung dance floor is 68 m². The height of the space is about 5,5 metres and the studio has windows on two sides. The facility has a grey and black vinyl marley flooring, adjustable fluorescent tube lighting and a sound system.

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Anna Torkkel’s Grâce at Kutomo, Turku

04.03.2020
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Liisa Pentti +Co’s co-production Grâce premiered on 13th February at Kiasma theatre, Helsinki. From 4th to 8th March the work will be performed at Kutomo, Turku.

Anna Torkkel’s and working group’s new piece Grâce intertwines dancing with music. The performance focuses on what dancing can hold within itself and reaches towards allowing. Grace (French grâce: mercy, fluent, allure) as a philosophical concept is freedom itself, and the essence of the piece. Grâce exists for the miracle of dance to happen.

Liisa Pentti will be performing in the work with Hanna Ahti, Mira Kautto and Masi Tiitta. The sound design is made by Biitsi. Kautto is also working as the choreographer’s assistant in the process. Costume design and the installation of Grâce are made by Piia Rinne, and light design and scenography by Kristian Palmu. The producer of the work is Riikka Thitz.

Performances at contemporary art space Kutomo: 4.3. at 7 pm | 6.3. at 7 pm | 8.3. at 5 pm

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Grâce by Anna Torkkel premieres at Kiasma theatre

13.02.2020
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Liisa Pentti +Co’s co-production Grâce premieres on 13th February at Kiasma theatre, Helsinki.

Anna Torkkel’s and working group’s new piece Grâce intertwines dancing with music. The performance focuses on what dancing can hold within itself and reaches towards allowing. Grace (French grâce: mercy, fluent, allure) as a philosophical concept is freedom itself, and the essence of the piece. Grâce exists for the miracle of dance to happen.

Liisa Pentti will be performing in the work with Hanna Ahti, Mira Kautto and Masi Tiitta. The sound design is made by Biitsi. Kautto is also working as the choreographer’s assistant in the process. Costume design and the installation of Grâce are made by Piia Rinne, and light design and scenography by Kristian Palmu. The producer of the work is Riikka Thitz.

Performances at Kiasma theatre until 22.2. In March 2020 Grâce will be performed at contemporary art space Kutomo in Turku.

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Liisa Pentti +Co holds an open audition in Helsinki

18.01.2020
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AVOIN KOETANSSI

Tanssiryhmä Liisa Pentti +Co järjestää avoimen koetanssin lauantaina 18.1.2020 klo 10-16. Tilaisuus pidetään Zodiakin studiossa C4 (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4 krs., 00180 Helsinki).

Koetanssin kautta etsimme 2-3 esiintyjää lokakuussa 2020 ensi-iltansa saavaan produktioon Reflection 2020 (työnimi). Teoksen ensimmäinen harjoitusperiodi pidetään kesäkuussa ja harjoitukset jatkuvat elokuussa 2020. Etsimme eri-ikäisiä ja -tyyppisiä ammattiin valmistuneita tanssijoita ja esiintyjiä.

Ilmoittaudu koetanssiin 10.1.2020 mennessä osoitteeseen info@liisapentti.com. Liitä mukaan ansioluettelosi ja kasvokuva itsestäsi. Tilaisuuden tarkka aikataulu tarkentuu myöhemmin.

OPEN AUDITION

Liisa Pentti +Co holds an open audition on Sat 18th January 2020 at 10 am – 4 pm. The audition will be held at Zodiak studio C4 (address: Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor, 00180 Helsinki).

We are looking for 2 to 3 performers for a production called Reflection 2020 (working title) that premieres in October 2020. The first rehearsal period will be held in June and rehearsals continue in August 2020. We are looking for professional dancers and performers of different types and ages.

Sign up for the audition by 10th January 2020 by sending an email to info@liisapentti.com. Please attach your CV and a photo of yourself. The exact schedule of the audition will be communicated later.

Photo: Esko Koivisto

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The Body performed at Studiotrade Platform, Festival de Danse Cannes

14.12.2019
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Liisa Pentti‘s and Bo Madvig‘s duet The Body (2017) will be performed at Studiotrade Platform on 14th December in Cannes, France. Studiotrade Platform, orchestrated by Eric Oberdorff, artistic director of the Cie Humaine, is a showcase presenting the work of 4 companies that are members of the European Studiotrade network. The showcase illustrates the dynamics of the independent European choreographical scene by asking questions such as “What is beauty? What is the significant, fragile, impossible part emanating from the body I’m looking at? What happens when dream and reality collide? What part does magic play? Or fiction?”.

Studiotrade Platform is part of the programme of Festival de Danse Cannes, an international festival of contemporary dance running from 29th November to 15th December in Cote d’Azur, France.

This project has received support from the Institut finlandais and TelepART Mobility Support Platform.

The Body (2017)
Studiotrade Platform

Photo: Uupi Tirronen

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Liisa Pentti +Co kiertueella / Maunula-talo, Helsinki

30.11.2019
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Liisa Pentti +Co vierailee Maunula-talossa marras-joulukuun vaihteessa kahden tuplaillan voimin:

Lauantaina 30.11. klo 19
Liisa Pentti: The Weight of My Heart & Leila Kourkia: Silmästä silmään
Sunnuntaina 1.12. klo 19
Liisa Pentti: The Weight of My Heart & Rea-Liina Brunou: Menestysteos

Liput: 25/15 €
Kesto: noin 2 tuntia, sisältää väliajan
Taiteilijatapaaminen pidetään molempien esitysiltojen jälkeen teatteritilassa.
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Kuvat: Esko Koivisto, Miki Brunou, Juho Hellsten

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Liisa Pentti +Co kiertueella / Liikelaituri, Tampere

02.11.2019
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Tanssiryhmä Liisa Pentti +Co vierailee Liikelaiturilla marraskuussa kahden tuplaillan voimin:

Lauantaina 2.11. klo 19
Liisa Pentti: The Weight of My Heart & Rea-Liina Brunou: Menestysteos
Sunnuntaina 3.11. klo 19
Liisa Pentti: The Weight of My Heart & Leila Kourkia: Silmästä silmään

Liput: 20/10 €
Kesto: noin 2 tuntia, sisältää väliajan
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Liisa Pentti Workshop in Tampere with TREenit! ry

29.10.2019
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Liisa Pentti Workshop Tampereella 29.-30.10.2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liisa Pentti ohjaa kahden päivän työpajan 29.-30.10. Tampereella.

Kurssi sopii tanssin ja teatterin ammattilaisille, opiskelijoille, edistyneille harrastajille sekä kaikille liikkeen mahdollisuuksista kiinnostuneille.

Aika: ti 29. – ke 30.10.2019 klo 12-15
Paikka: Pyynikin trikoo, Tanssisalit, Pyhäranta 7 D, Tampere
Työpajan kielet: suomi ja englanti

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