Sonja Jokiniemi


The latest work by Finnish choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi is a performance and exhibition rolled into one. Through the mergence of bodies from painting, sculpture and live performance, Howl explores a love that transcends the simply human. According to Donna Haraway’s famous Cyborg Manifesto, a person is always a combination of organism and machine. If we look to relationships and intimacy, it is therefore only logical that we also look at inanimate matter.

Howl consists of several short pieces, conceived as moving paintings referring to Jokiniemi’s drawings. Sounds touch each other, textures start to speak. Jokiniemi searches for a new language through the unfolding of multisensory bodies. Howl forms a part of Life Long Burning, a project from Creative Europe for contemporary dance.

Contrary to what our season's brochure says,
Maija Karhunen will not perform in Howl. The performance will be a solo by Sonja Jokiniemi.

Foto's © Tomas Uyttendaele


Choreography, visual work & performance Sonja Jokiniemi | Light & set design Heikki Paasonen | Sound design Natalia Dominguez Rangel | Dramaturgical dialogue Elina Minn | Performer in rehearsal Maija Karhunen | Glass blowing Kari Alakoski / Mfka & Alakoski Oy | Headdres in collaboration with Valentin Silvennoinen | Producer Riikka Thitz | International distribution Something Great (Berlin) | Performance Photos Simo Karisalo | Co-production Be My Guest -network for emerging practices, Kiasma Theatre (FI), MDT Stockholm (SE), NEXT International Festival, STUK – A House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, BE) in the framework of the Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. | Supported by Arts Centre BUDA, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Thu 5 Dec 2019 20:30


STUK Studio


€12 (standard)
€8 (reduction)

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Extra info

Duration: 90 minutes

This performance contains explicit scenes