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Zodiak Presents / Johanna Nuutinen: OPIA

In the first official episode of Zodiak Presents podcast we meet choreographer Johanna Nuutinen, whose work OPIA is online between the 1st -15th April in the program of Zodiak Center for New Dance. While the work available online is adopted for the camera, Mira Kautto and Tuomas Laitinen from Esitysradio experienced a preview of the piece onsite. They discuss the experience and the artistic process with Nuutinen and researcher Jaana Parviainen. The discussion is in Finnish. Zodiak Presents is a podcast published by Zodiak Center for New Dance; the first episodes are done in collaboration with Esitysradio.

Zodiak Presents: Teaser Episode

Zodiak Center for New Dance has launched a new podcast titled Zodiak Presents, composed of discussions on dance and art, led by visiting hosts. The first episodes are realized in collaboration between Zodiak and Esitysradio! In the teaser episode, Zodiak’s Artistic director Harri Kuorelahti and the Head of Zodiak Engagement Katja Kirsi introduce the series together with Mira Kautto and Janina Rajakangas from Esitysradio.

Mikko Niemistö: Odd Meters

“I like let the art come into me.”

In January we met Mikko Niemistö, who performed his solo piece Odd Meters at Zodiak center for new dance already in September 2020. The discussion is in Finnish, and realized via remote connection. Talking with Mikko are Janina Rajakangas and Tuomas Laitinen.

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.