Helsinki

Circular ritual performance

Circular ritual performance

Sep

11

Sun

23:24 – 23:24

3–8°C

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Admission included in the museum admission

You can experience the Circular ritual performance on the last day of the Dance! Movement in the Visual Arts 1880–2020 exhibition at HAM.

In the performance, a rose bush expands, branching, reaching and exploring in different directions, living and dying. The circular ritual takes a deep dive into the circle of life, not discerning between the structures of a plant or a body; instead, the practitioners of the ritual flourish and fade away in a fatalistic cycle. Dancers Välke Ruusunen and Hessu Wennerstrand repeat the ritual in different conditions – this time, cell sap is discharged onto the concrete floor of HAM in the form of movement.
Hessu Wennerstrand works in dance, sound, music and visuals. In addition to performances, her dance can also be seen in video works. Hessu is the other half of the artist duo Biitsi with Kaino Wennerstrand. Their works include the Silver Medal installation created for the Stage for Contemporary Performance of Helsinki City Theatre, the Silver Epoch radio essay that can still be heard in YLE Areena as well as cooperative projects with music producer Pykäri.

Välke Ruusunen is a dancer examining and marvelling at the world through improvisation and butoh dance, in particular. She is interested in e.g. sensations, corporeality, softness, rituals and sensory experiences, with feminism playing a crucial role as the source of her artistic strength. She likes to work with improvisation, meditation, TRE and touching different surfaces. She has studied butoh with various teachers both in Finland and abroad. Currently, she is working as a freelance performing artist and studying in the intensive group at Tanssivintti dance school in Helsinki.

Sun 11 Sep 2022 Closed today

3–8°C

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