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Bodies of Pleasure: Opening party

Bodies of Pleasure: Opening party

Oct

20

Thu

03:57 – 03:57

-4–-3°C

light snow


Thursday 20.10.
6pm onwards

Bodies of Pleasure is a platform which offers artists a space to explore sexuality and sexpositive practices in a performance context. It has been convened and is facilitated by choreographer / curator Jarkko Partanen and the artists involved are Julius Elo, Jan Loukas, Camilla Rantanen, Kauri Sorvari and Olga Spyropoulou. The invitation has been for each artist to work with their own project and through their own interests and desires. The platform has offered recurring communal studio sessions where the artists have been working together as sounding boards for ideas and shared their practises, worked as substitute bodies and test audiences, and have given each other peer support. Many of the projects presented are first tries hopefully on a longer path in the future. 

Bodies of Pleasure at Museum of Impossible Forms opens up this exploration for the audience. In the program you can find different kinds of entry points and ways to explore and experience sex positivity in performance. There are intimate participatory encounters which invite you into play, non-participatory performances to witness from within a larger crowd, workshops to participate in, and a chance for discourse and dialogue. 

Opening night is an event where we come together to ponder and wonder on the topic of pleasure in all its complexity. There is a chance to meet all the artists of the platform who will discuss and introduce their upcoming works. During the night we will expand the conversation more broadly to pleasure, consent, and other related fun topics in the arts.

During the evening you also have a chance to take part in Camilla Rantanen’s Your Manic Pixie Dream, a love letter correspondence performance. You can also have your interview done and book a slot for an upcoming Submission session.

It’s also a party! There will also be music and some refreshments available. Let’s see where the night takes us!

Thu 20 Oct 2022 Closed today

-4–-3°C

light snow

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