Vitlycke

eeva juutinen / mikko hyvönen

residency

Choreography & texts: Eeva Juutinen
Dance, Performance and Creation: Mikko Hyvönen and Eeva Juutinen
Music and Performance: Clara Levy
Supported by: PARTS Research Studios, Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts, BUDA Kortrijk
Thanks to mentors: Bojana Cvejic, Veli Lehtovaara, Alain Franco

02.09 - 07.09

During this residency Mikko Hyvönen and Eeva Juutinen will work on their new project “Self Contained”.
The residency is organised in collaboration with P.A.R.T.S. Brussels (Belgium).
Vitlycke – Center for Performing Arts is supported by Tanum Kultur & Fritid and Västra Götalandsregionen.

(SELF CONTAINED)

Investigating body and movement as container rather than content – Creating bodies and movements that don’t aim to express or represent specific ideas outside of themselves.
The word container in this work relates to movement and it’s ability to create a clear architectural structure through organising bodies in time and space.
Are movement and body empty if there are no specific narratives or meanings to be discovered by the spectator? Does the artist have a responsibility to comment upon society and the world?
Taking as a starting point Gaston Bachelard’s books The Poetics of Space and Intuition of the Instant this work investigates the moving body that exists simultaneously in instant and durational time and imagined and actual spaces. Working closely with writing and written texts we combine them so that every movement has a text attached to it. Therefore movement can be written in text and text in movement. At the same time in one body there is always two movement logics and two different texts present by working separately in lower and upper body.
Through exploring the similarities and varieties between the bodies we attempt to discover how performance environment and imagined and real environments outside the theatre space affect the performance situation and in constant and instant time. The focus within the performance travels in and between small, insignificant things and more intensive gestures exploring how they are connected.
This performance creates space for listening, sensing, imagining and communicating between the performers and the audience.

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