Veli Lehtovaara, Eija-Liisa Ahtila & Jani Hietanen: Nature Untitled | Movements I-III

Veli Lehtovaara, Eija-Liisa Ahtila & Jani Hietanen: Nature Untitled | Movements I-III

With: Zodiak – Center for New Dance


Movement I Oil Silo 468, Saaristolaivastonkatu, 00590 Helsinki

Movement II  Zodiak Stage, Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki

Movement III Redi Shopping Center, Hermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki


Movement I

30.10.2022 18.00
31.10.2022 18.00

Movement II

6.11.2022 15.00
7.11.2022 18.00

Movement III

12.11.2022 16.00
13.11.2022 16.00

Soup Talk 13.11. at 12


30 € / 15 €

How do ecological poetics perform between dance, site and image? Nature Untitled is a new work by choreographer Veli Lehtovaara, visual artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila and sound designer Jani Hietanen with an international group of artists. The work is presented in the form of a triptych – each of the three movements discharges on stage in a particular mode.

The first movement, inside an empty oil silo, dances out the ghosts of exhaustion and energies consumed. The bodies fold and crackle, the steel structure purrs, the phantasms of the oil era burn only to vanish.

In the second movement, we traverse on a field road and in interstellar space. The stage is both enveloping and infinitely extending vacuum, space and ship at the same time, governed by the sound of artificial intuition. Dance wobbles and weaves, recalls and regrets the earth and its beings.

The third movement juxtaposes a primeval forest with a shopping mall. The human-made technological environment plunges into the restful depths of the old growth forests. Dancing bodies graph the divergence of forms and minds emerging within this border zone.

One can see all three parts or decide to just experience a single one. The second part is a choreographic installation organized in loops of 45min each, starting at every full hour: 15h/16h/17h on the 6th and 18h/19h/20h on the 7th. One can enter and exit the performance whenever one likes.

The work is part of Veli Lehtovaara’s artistic research (PhD) at the Theatre Academy Helsinki.

Sun 30 Oct 2022 – 31 Oct 2022 Closed today