Liisa Pentti +Co & rendezvous:
Baroque Pearl – Dances for Spring and Silence

3.5.2024 at 18.00 (premiere)
5.5.2024 at 14.00
7.5.2024 at 18.00
8.5.2024 at 14.00
11.5.2024 at 14.00 

On Tuesday, 7 May, there will be an artist discussion after the performance. The discussion will be moderated by critic Tove Djupsjöbacka and is organised in collaboration with Kritikbyrån.

Kiasma Theatre

Tickets: 25 / 15 €
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Due to illness, a trio variation will be performed on Saturday 11 May. The performers are Hanna Ahti, Anna Maria Häkkinen and Anna Torkkel.

About the work

Baroque Pearl – Dances for Spring and Silence is a work choreographed for five dancers, Hanna Ahti, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Anna Mustonen, Maija Mustonen and Anna Torkkeli, and it is inspired by Japanese composer Susumu Yokota’s album Baroque and French writer Marguerite Duras’ work.

The performance is based on the relationship between dance and silence, music and the associations created by textual excerpts. Commissioned by the rendezvous collective, it continues choreographer Liisa Pentti’s exploration of the fundamental questions of sound, space and movement in dance.

Baroque Pearl – Dances for Spring and Silence is a poetic choreography in the space between the human and the inhuman, a landscape that is difficult to verbalise and where the place of dance is constantly reshaped. Perhaps it is a spatial love story – for dance.

I’m trying to achieve that beautiful thing. There is always fear, rage, and ugliness existing behind beauty. I have been trying to express ki-do-ai-raku (the four emotions: joy, anger, sorrow, and happiness) through music. I would like to express even one’s hidden emotion with reality. It’s my eternal goal.” – Susumu Yokota

Working group

Concept, choreography and direction:
Liisa Pentti

Maija Mustonen, Anna Torkkel, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Hanna Ahti, Anna Mustonen

Sound design
Jouni Tauriainen

Light design
Ina Niemelä

Costume design
Siru Kosonen

Costume making
Siru Kosonen, Reija Ruotsalainen

Choreographic support
Pia Lindy

Choreographer’s assistant
Nelia Naumanen

Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen

Aurélia Steiner - Vancouver, ohj. Paulo Branco (4:40-6:22)

Kansallisgalleria / Aleks Talve

Liisa Pentti + Co, rendezvous ry, Kiasma-teatteri

Thank you 
Soile Lahdenperä

Supported by
Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Helsingin kaupunki, Koneen Säätiö, Svenska kulturfonden

Photo: Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen