11-3 Workshop: Pasi Mäkelä – My Butoh Workshop
3-4 Soup Kitchen
4-7 Think Thank: How to do art in this world? – from the viewpoint of theatre and performance
Guests Veit Sprenger + Dirk Cieslak/4. Welt and more
8 > Performances: Tomomi Adachi, Ernesto Estrella and Cia Rinne: The Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête | Pasi Mäkelä: Tonttu | Sonja Jokiniemi: RRRRR
MY BUTOH WORKSHOP
Butoh based exercises, physical ways from minimalisim to maximalism.
Finnish interpretation of Japanese post war avant-garde dance.
Pasi Mäkelä is a Finnish performer, musician and conceptual artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. Studied in Turku Arts Academy, Finland 1998-2002, and has a degree of theatre director and educator. Is a member of Finnish theatre research and performance groups Reality Research Center and Circus Maximus. Works actively with own music/performance group Sabotanic Garden, experimental music group Federsel&Mäkelä and its own micro-label Meteorismo, and garage-gospel music group The Spermbankers. Mäkelä works also on solo material. Between 2013 and 2015, he performed his physical performance solo Tonttu in Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Czech Rep., Austria and in U.S.A. He released his first solo music album in late 2014.
THE BERLIN SOUND POETS QUOI TÊTE
is a collective of sound/experimental poets living in Berlin. They explore vocal- based performances of poetry, experimental music, and a conceptual linguistic approach with solos, and different group formations. For the NoMad House Berlin, the BSPQT consists of Tomomi Adachi, Ernesto Estrella and Cia Rinne.
Tomomi Adachi is a performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist, and occasional theater director. He has played composed and improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. Adachi has performed with numerous musicians, poets, dancers and filmmakers. His works were performed at Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Akademie der Künste Berlin. www.adachitomomi.com
Ernesto Estrella is a musician, poet, and educator born in Granada and living in New York since 2000. Between 2007 and 2011 he was Contemporary poetry professor at Yale University and since the spring of 2012 he has turned to Berlin as a second base for his artistic and academic endeavors. As a musician, he concentrates on the voice’s potential to explore the poetic process through sound. Along this line, he has created a wide array of pieces included in performances that have been presented at diverse international festivals.
Cia Rinne (Finland/Berlin) writes minimalist poetry in different languages. Readings, performances and exhibitions, most recently at Overgaden Copenhagen and Manière Noire in Berlin. Her new volume of text works will be published by OEI Editör/Stockholm and kookbooks/Berlin in 2016.
TONTTU by Pasi Mäkelä
is choreograpy and physical performance. Tonttu (eng. gnome) is a mythical figure of Scandinavian folklore. It was common belief that in most of the areas of the natural world existed gnomes. Forests had forest gnomes, saunas sauna gnomes, barns had barn gnomes etc. Gnomes helped people if they were treated well, but if treated badly or neglected they could cause all kinds of torments and turmoil. Gnomes were the link between natural world and human society. Outskirts of society are parallel to the outskirts of the body and the mind. Somewhere in the shadows of total confusion lurks Tonttu. In Finnish language, the word tonttu is also synonym for idiot.
Pasi Mäkelä is a Finnish performer, musician and conceptual artist based on Prague, Czech Republic. Studied in Turku Arts Academy, Finland 1998-2002, and has a degree of theatre director and educator. Is a member of Finnish theatre research and performance groups Reality Research Center and Circus Maximus. Works actively with own music/performance group Sabotanic Garden, experimental music group Federsel&Mäkelä and its own micro-label Meteorismo, and garage-gospel music group The Spermbankers. Mäkelä works also on solo material. Between 2013 and 2015 he performed his physical performance solo Tonttu in Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria and in U.S.A. He released his first solo music album in late 2014.
RRRRR by Sonja Jokiniemi
RRRRR is a solo performance project that is looking into schizophrenic aspect of our contemporary reality: a connected place where one loses meaning and the world becomes a solitary disconnected experience. Within a mesh of disembodied language the work tackles into questions of fantasy, reality and truth construction. Clangs, songs and derailed narrations are constructed between human, objects and ghost.
RRRRR / credits:
Direction, performance, text: Sonja Jokiniemi
Set designer and dramaturge: Miguel Angel Melgares
Sound designer: Natalia Dominguez Rangel
Light designer: Jenni Pystynen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern and Kiasma Theatre
Residency support: STUK Kunstencentrum, Arc Artist Residency, Arsenic Theatre and Les Urbaines
With support of: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
SOUP CAFÉ by Niina Lehtonen Braun
Niina Lehtonen Braun was raised in Helsinki, now based in Berlin, the Finnish artist is graduate of Painting and Multimedia at her former hometown’s Academy of Fine Arts. Switching between installation art, painting and performance Niina Lehtonen Braun draws on a rich palette of multi-disciplinary inspiration and experience. In her work, Niina Lehtonen Braun visualises the complex and very personal realm of human relations, the interaction of gender and identity while allowing space for the complex range of emotions between next of kin.