Clandestine sites: Displaced

Dear reader,

Clandestine sites: Displaced is a choreographic work constructed of four solo performances. Each part addresses the spectator with different means and in specific relation to language and choreography. The first is for an absent performer, second for a dancer, third for a troubadour and fourth for music.

The primary texts of the creation are Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse – Fragments (1977) and Orlando (1927), a novel by Virginia Woolf.

The work approaches the performance as a love relation; between the audience, the performer, and the materials of the performance.

Springing from the same questions, each solo insists on and negotiates them differently. What if performance is considered as an amorous relation? What does it mean to read a book as a dance or to write choreography as text? What are the possible cuts and folds between a book and a performance? How could the performance itself become a loving subject?


A haiku written by Chrysa

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Choreography: Veli Lehtovaara
Created with and performed by: Chrysa Parkinson, Eleanor Bauer, Ville Ahonen, Marianna Henriksson
Light design and space: Mikko Hynninen
Sound design: Tuomas Skopa, Jani Hietanen
Adviser: Masi Tiitta
Litography: Inka Järvinen
Photography: Yoshi Omori, Timo Wright, Ian Howat, Stephen Price, Johanna Heikkilä, Ulla Kokki
Handout: Matti Kunttu / Tsto
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Production: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Moving in November, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, SpaceTimeLove
Residencies and rehearsal spaces: Okasroosikese Loss (Sleeping Beauty Castle), Suomen Viron instituutti, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Rosas, Château de Monthelon, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, Workspace Brussels / Les Brigittines
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Samuel Huber Foundation, Jenni and
Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation.

This performance takes place in the frame of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.