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Trude Cone: Moving Thought, an introductory workshop

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Friday-Sunday 26.-28.2. at 13:00–14:45

Instructor: Trude Cone
Place: Zoom
Participation fee: 46 € (incl. VAT 24 %)
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Zodiak and Liisa Pentti +Co organise an online workshop by Trude Cone at the end of February. This workshop provides tools for everyone working within the intersection of movement and mind/thought, for dance artists and pedagogues creating their own practices and artists and instructors working with special groups.

In this introductory workshop we identify concepts from movement and how they relate to the principles underlying Moving Thought: physicalizing inherent intelligence to create the embodied mind. This helps create common language to address how we perceive what developmental sequencing does. With the goal to eventually understand how to create opportunities to get the flow moving again.

Photo: Elise Scheider

Four x duet + 1, premiere as a live stream

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Premiere: Fri 26.2. at 19, Zodiak – Center for New Dance’s YouTube channel.
The video will be available until March 5, 2021.

Watch the performance here
Read more about the work here
Facebook event

Four x duet + 1 is based on weekly dance classes for young people on the autism spectrum and the bodily practices formed during the classes. Through these practices the participants’ own movement language has been able to gain space and develop.

The work, directed by Liisa Pentti, gives the weekly practice the form of a performance. Four x duet + 1 highlights the performers – the young people who participate in the classes and the dance artists that work with them. The core of the performance are duets that have been born from the collaboration of the choreographer and the performers.

The work brings to light the performers’ individual talent as well as the energy and curiosity created by the group and situations arising from artistic choices made in the moment. Each duet has its own atmosphere and content and together they form the humorous and movement-rich work.

Choreographer: Liisa Pentti
Choreographer’s assistants: Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Performers: Risto Hirvonen, Petra Isoniemi, Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Vilma Koskinen, Jarkko Malmqvist, Marko Nurmi, Antti Selki, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Lighting design: Ina Niemelä
Sound design: Jouni Tauriainen
Costume design: Anna Isoniemi
Live stream director: Sari Antikainen
Live stream cameras: Mikael Kanerva, Iina Terho
Producers: Inari Pesonen, Katja Kirsi
Production: Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, tanssiryhmä Liisa Pentti +Co

Photo: Sari Antikainen

Four x duet + 1 premieres on 26.2.2021 as a live stream on Zodiak’s YouTube channel

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Four x duet + 1, a dance piece directed by choreographer Liisa Pentti, makes room for all that is special and different as well as for a dialogue that enables a diverse connection and community in a world where barriers seem to become higher and the space for creativity thinner.

Premiere: Fri 26.2. at 19, Zodiak – Center for New Dance’s YouTube Channel
The video will be available until March 5, 2021.
Watch the performance here
Read more about the work here

Performance of Cloudbody #2 at Liikelaituri, Tampere – CANCELLED

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Liisa Pentti +Co: Cloudbody #2
23.1.2021 at 18
Liikelaituri, Tampere

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Tickets 12/20 €

 

 

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to new covid-19 restrictions effective from 18.1.21.
Valitettavasti olemme joutuneet perumaan tapahtuman Pirkanmaan kokoontumisrajoitusten jatkuttua. Tapahtuma voidaan mahdollisesti siirtää myöhempään ajankohtaan mutta tiedotamme tästä myöhemmin.

Cloudbody – an ecology of dreams #2 is the second part of Liisa Pentti‘s solo work series, continuing the exploration initiated in The Body (2017) about meanings of the body, signifying and bodily metamorphoses. Through dance, sound and videos the work shows us images of identity transformations, layers and recollections, life after death. Images of blind stories and things that cannot be named that arise in the moment of disintegration. Images of the space that is born when the world stops.

Cloudbody #2 is inspired by the album of composer Max Richter, Memoryhouse, and neo-materialism as a philosophical background. Cloudbody #2 is a dance in the time of not knowing what the world will look like in a year. It is a dance about dancing and performing, the connection between imagining and dancing as well as about secret movements. The work tells us about the disappearance of the meaning of time, butterfly effects and dreams where we live happily ever after.

Concept: Liisa Pentti
Performer: Liisa Pentti
Sound designer: Jouni Tauriainen
Visual concept: Fabian Nyberg
Producer: Inari Pesonen
Production: Liisa Pentti +Co, Mad House Helsinki

Photo: Saara Autere

Performance of Cloudbody #1 at Liikelaituri, Tampere – CANCELLED

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Liisa Pentti +Co: Cloudbody #1
22.1.2021 at 19
Liikelaituri, Tampere

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Tickets 12/20 €

 

 

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to new covid-19 restrictions effective from 18.1.21.
Valitettavasti olemme joutuneet perumaan tapahtuman Pirkanmaan kokoontumisrajoitusten jatkuttua. Tapahtuma voidaan mahdollisesti siirtää myöhempään ajankohtaan mutta tiedotamme tästä myöhemmin.

What kind of memories arise in different phases of our lives? How do we merge with those memories and how do the memories become a part of our selfhood, a part that we carry with us that is unconscious and often mute. What kind of metamorphoses are created by stepping into the image of memory?

Cloudbody – an ecology of dreams #1 is a choreography for text, voice and image. Memories and dreams merge forming a fabric where the viewer becomes an experiencer in this surrealistic dramaturgy that materializes the logic of dreams. The room-like space creates a setting for a somatic sound art work in which the different layers of memory form an ecology of dreams.

Cloudbody – an ecology of dreams #1 is the first part of Cloudbody performance series where Liisa Pentti continues the dialogue and physical practice taking place in the space between the poetic body and the viewer. The second part of the series, Cloudbody #2, is performed at Liikelaituri on 23rd Jan 2021.

Concept and choreography: Liisa Pentti
Voice and texts: Liisa Pentti
Sound design: Jouni Tauriainen
Visual design: Fabian Nyberg
Producer: Inari Pesonen
Production: Liisa Pentti +Co

Photo: Uupi Tirronen

Neljä x duetto + 1 – Four x duet + 1

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Neljä x duetto + 1 – Four x duet + 1

Premiere: Fri 26.2.2021 at 19 as a live stream on Zodiak – Center for New Dance’s YouTube channel
The performance video will be available until March 5, 2021.
Watch the post-performance talk
Watch the trailer of the performance
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Sat 27.2. at 15:30 Creating space for creativity – an online seminar about dance and movement work with neurodiverse and disabled groups
Read more about the seminar here

Four x duet + 1 is based on weekly dance classes for young people on the autism spectrum and the bodily practices formed during the classes. Through these practices the participants’ own movement language has been able to gain space and develop.

The work, directed by Liisa Pentti, gives the weekly practice the form of a performance. Four x duet + 1 highlights the performers – the young people who participate in the classes and the dance artists that work with them. The core of the performance are duets that have been born from the collaboration of the choreographer and the performers.

The work brings to light the performers’ individual talent as well as the energy and curiosity created by the group and situations arising from artistic choices made in the moment. Each duet has its own atmosphere and content and together they form the humorous and movement-rich work.

The sustaining thoughts behind Four x duet + 1 are the joy of dancing, the feeling of freedom and interaction with the audience. The group has been working with these themes since the year 2015.

Choreographer: Liisa Pentti
Choreographer’s assistants: Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Performers: Risto Hirvonen, Petra Isoniemi, Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Vilma Koskinen, Jarkko Malmqvist, Marko Nurmi, Antti Selki, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Lighting design: Ina Niemelä
Sound design: Jouni Tauriainen
Costume design: Anna Isoniemi
Live stream director: Sari Antikainen
Live stream cameras: Mikael Kanerva, Iina Terho
Producers: Inari Pesonen, Katja Kirsi
Production: Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, tanssiryhmä Liisa Pentti +Co

Neljä x duetto + 1 -teos pohjautuu autismin kirjon nuorille suunnatuille, viikoittaisille tanssitunneille ja niiden aikana muotoutuneille kehollisille harjoitteille, joiden kautta osallistujien oma liikekieli on saanut tilaa ja kehittynyt.

Liisa Pentin ohjaama teos antaa työskentelylle esityksen muodon nostaen keskiöön esiintyjät – tunneille osallistuvat nuoret ja heidän kanssaan työskentelevät tanssitaiteilijat. Teoksen ytimen muodostavat duetot, jotka ovat syntyneet koreografin ja esiintyjien yhteistyönä.

Teoksessa tulevat esille niin jokaisen yksilölliset lahjat kuin ryhmän synnyttämä energia ja uteliaisuus sekä hetkessä syntyvien taiteellisten valintojen pohjalta nousevat tilanteet. Kullakin duetolla on omanlaisensa tunnelma ja sisältö, joista muodostuu teoksen tanssillinen ja paikoitellen humoristinenkin kokonaisuus.

Teoksen kantavia ajatuksia ovat tanssin ilo, sen tuoma tunne vapaudesta sekä kohtaaminen yleisön kanssa. Näiden teemojen kanssa ryhmä on työskennellyt vuodesta 2015 lähtien.

Koreografi: Liisa Pentti
Koreografin assistentit:
Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Esiintyjät:
Risto Hirvonen, Petra Isoniemi, Ari Kauppila, Kaarina Koistinen, Vilma Koskinen, Jarkko Malmqvist, Marko Nurmi, Antti Selki, Kauri Sorvari, Anna-Maija Terävä
Valosuunnittelu:
Ina Niemelä
Äänisuunnittelu:
Jouni Tauriainen
Pukusuunnittelu:
Anna Isoniemi
Livestriimin ohjaaja:
Sari Antikainen
Livestriimin kuvaajat:
Mikael Kanerva, Iina Terho
Tuottajat:
Inari Pesonen, Katja Kirsi
Tuotanto:
Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, tanssiryhmä Liisa Pentti +Co

Cloudbody #1 and #2 performed at Liikelaituri, Tampere 22.-23.1.2021

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PERFORMANCES CANCELLED
Unfortunately these performances have been cancelled due to new covid-19 restrictions effective from 18.1.21.
Valitettavasti olemme joutuneet perumaan tapahtuman Pirkanmaan kokoontumisrajoitusten jatkuttua 18.1.-8.2.2021


Liisa Pentti
‘s solo work series, Cloudbody, will be performed at Liikelaituri, Tampere, on 22nd and 23rd of January 2021.
Fri 22.1. at 19: Cloudbody #1
Sat 23.1. at 18: Cloudbody #2

Three perspectives on contemporary dance at Maunula House 12.-13.12. – CANCELLED

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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the new covid-19 restrictions effective from 30.11.
Valitettavasti olemme joutuneet perumaan tapahtuman uusien pääkaupunkiseutua koskevien koronarajoitusten vuoksi. Tapahtuma voidaan mahdollisesti siirtää myöhempään ajankohtaan mutta tiedotamme tästä myöhemmin.

Dance company Liisa Pentti +Co organises a weekend event at Maunula House on 12th and 13th December. The event comprises three different contemporary dance works that show the diversity of contemporary dance in 2020s. The programme includes Liisa Pentti’s classic solo work from the year 2011, The Weight of My Heart, where dance and personal stories form a work resembling dance theatre. Additionally, the programme includes Pia Lindy’s, Heini Nukari’s and Annika Tudeer’s Layers, a surprising and skilful improvisatory work formed of three solos as well as Mikko Niemistö’s Odd Meters where dance, sound and light create a captivating bodily experience.

The weekend ends with a discussion event that gathers together the performers of the works seen. The dance artists discuss their work and working methods shedding light to the multi-layered nature of contemporary dance and ponder on the meanings of performing arts in the ever more virtual world. The discussion is led by dramaturge Titta Halinen.

Saturday 12.12.
at 18 Liisa Pentti: The Weight of My Heart
at 19.30 Pia Lindy, Heini Nukari & Annika Tudeer: Layers

Sunday 13.12.
at 14 Mikko Niemistö: Odd Meters
at 15.30 Discussion event ”Dance artist in the 2020s”
Led by Titta Halinen, discussing the topic Pia Lindy, Mikko Niemistö, Heini Nukari and Liisa Pentti.

Tickets:

Single performance tickets: 12/25 €
All three performances: 28/55 €

Read more about the event here

Photo: Esko Koivisto

Ref2020 live-stream at 6 pm on Facebook

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Liisa Pentti +Co’s newest work Ref2020 will live-streamed at Barker Theatre’s Facebook page on Saturday 5th December at 6 pm.
Barker Theatre on Facebook
Facebook event

The inspiration for the work Ref2020 has been Brian Eno’s 58-minute-long composition Reflection. The work, created with six dancers, suggests a new kind of connection between contemporary dance and Eno’s music where the meditative music creates singing and historicity of movement.

Ref2020 is a light work in dark times. The music and dance create a landscape inside which the viewer can allow him/herself to experience floating, timelessness and dreams that occasionally remind us about a past that perhaps never was.

Liisa Pentti +Co: Ref2020
Live-stream on Sat 5.12. at 18
The performance is free
Duration: 60 mins

Read more about the work

Photo: Sari Antikainen

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