Moving in November 2020 / Pie Kär

“What should I let go of in my own contemporary dance hassle in order to be let into conversations with people?”

In the fourth episode of Moving in November -series we meet Pie Kär, who worked at the festival as a dramaturg of social choreography. Discussing with Kär are Janina Rajakangas and Mira Kautto. The discussion was recorded via remote connection and it is in Finnish.

Moving in November 2020 / Antonia Baehr & Latifa Laâbissi & Nadia Lauro: Consul and Meshie

In the third episode of Moving in November -series we meet Antonia Baehr, who performed Consul and Meshie together with Latifa Laâbissi at the Kunsthalle Helsinki. In the performance the figures of two chimpanzees occupy a visual installation by Nadia Lauro resembling the inside of a limousine. Discussing with Baehr are Janina Rajakangas and Tuomas Laitinen.

Moving in November 2020 / Frédéric Gies: Tribute – the library version

“The pandemic does not change so much my way or what I want to see. I just want to see more dance.”

In the second episode of Moving in November -series we meet Frédéric Gies, who performed solo the piece originally conceived for a group of nine dancers of Weld Company. Tribute – the library version was seen on the Stoa stage. Discussing with Gies are Mira Kautto and Janina Rajakangas.

Moving in November 2020 / Reality Research Center & Ferske Scener & Western Norway Research Institute: Talking in the Rain: An Entertaining Show About the Weather

The third year of collaboration between Esitysradio and Moving in November Festival has begun!

The guests of the first episode on the performances of this years festival are Maria Oiva and Kristina Junttila from Talking in the Rain: An Entertaining Show About the Weather. Oiva and Junttila are the artistic leaders of the project, which is a collaboration between Reality Research Center, Ferske Scener and Western Norway Research Institute. Talking in the Rain was realized as a distant performance. Discussing with Oiva and Junttila is Mira Kautto.

Anna Torkkel: Grâce

“The horror of having forced the performers to enjoy.”

Anna Torkkel’s choreography Grâce premiered in Kiasma Theatre in Helsinki in February 2020. Discussing with Torkkel are Janina Rajakangas and Tuomas Laitinen. The discussion is in Finnish. We apologize for a disturbance in the sound file at about 0:30.

Sorour Darabi: Savušun سووشون

“I try to play with them and find a way to transform them into a queer ceremony”

Dancer and choreographer Sorour Darabi visited Sidestep Festival in Helsinki in February 2020 with the solo performance Savušun سووشون. Discussing with Darabi are Janina Rajakangas and Mira Kautto.

Information about the content: in parts of the episode sexual violence is discussed.

Joel Teixeira Neves & Matilda Aaltonen: Voyer

“As a performer I challenge my own boundaries when it is pleasent to me.”

In February 2020 Voyer, a performance by Reality Research Center, premiered in Sidestep Festival at Zodiak Center for New Dance. This was already the third premiere, as the previous versions of the show were realized at the Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki (2017) and Riveria Vocational Institute in Outokumpu (2019). Discussing with directors Joel Teixeira Neves and Matilda Aaltonen and performer Ronja Syvälahti are Mira Kautto and Janina Rajakangas. Discussion is in Finnish.

Teemu Mäki & Maija Nurmio: Éliane

“I remember really well the first listening experience. Because it was so corporeal and I felt nauseous.”

In January 2020 Éliane, a dance piece by Teemu Mäki and Maija Nurmio, was performed at Mad House Helsinki. Éliane is based on Éliane Radiques musical composition I’Île Re-sonante and her thinking. Discussing with Mäki and Nurmio are Mira Kautto and Janina Rajakangas. Discussion is in Finnish.

Moving in November 2019 – Radio Salon 2: Dana Michel and Janina Rajakangas

“Red is actually a color that I despise.”

“Everybody fucks and everybody dies, so movement is here.”

In November 2019 the second series of Radio Salons organized in collaboration with Moving in November Festival was realized. Radio Salons are small-scale public events in which Esitysradio discusses with the artists of the festival.

Radio Salon is a space for dialogues that have no time to sprout in foyers before or after shows, or are swallowed by the noise of festival clubs. In the Salon we discuss the program of the festival with the participating artists with both critical and collegial intensions in an intimate setting.

In the second Radio Salon of 2019, recorded on the 7th of November, we hear choreographers Dana Michel and Janina Rajakangas. Dana Michel visited Esitysradio also in 2017 after her piece Mercurial George. Esitysradio is represented by Mira Kautto and a guest voice Anna Cadia.