In this international collaboration, choreographic poetry, video work, and elaborate hand-made costumes by Essi Kausalainen provide starting points for a circuit of language and gesture around common interests of inter-species communication, human-plant and human-animal relations, and the slow progress of the snail.
Every house has a door was formed in 2008 by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg, to convene diverse, inter-generational project-specific teams of specialists, including emerging as well as internationally recognized artists. Drawn to historically or critically neglected subjects, Every house creates performance works and performance-related projects in many media. The company is based in Chicago and presents work for local, national and international audiences.
Directed by: Lin Hixson
Co-devised and performed by: Matthew Goulish and Essi Kausalainen
On stage: Colin Hunter, Emelie Hunter, Ahti Leppänen and Villa Ruscica
Photo: Samantha Chao
Supported by: Trust for Mutual Understanding, Sector 2337, Arts Promotion Centre Finland & The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation