P R I N C I P I A
Kati Raatikainen with
The piece is a performance that explores the fundamentals of bodily being and encounter. The performers live in relation to space, time, gravity and each other, hanging, depending, twisting, freeing, falling, getting strange, entwined, and transforming from one form to another.
The show moves between the ground and the air using aerial acrobatics in the context of contemporary choreography and dance. The starting point of working with the body has been the rich experience of the human body and the relationship between sensations and movement with the world.
Premiere: April 2022, Cirko, Helsinki
Choreographic Framework & Direction:
Facilitation of Arial Acrobatics: Jenny Mansikkasalo
Somatic Facilitation: Sally Davison
Performers: Sally Davison, Georgie Goater, Kadar Khristan, Jenny Mansikkasalo, Noora Västinen
Sound Design: Roy Boswell
Lighting Design: Milla Martikainen
Costume Design: Piia Rinne
Scenography: Aino Koski
Producer: Inari Pesonen
Production Assistance: Emmi Vainio
Production: Kaos Company, DanceAbility Finland ry
Supported by: Koneen Säätiö, Taiteen edistämiskeskus
Photos: Annika Miettinen
Video & Trailer: Leandro Lefa
Falling Through the Disappearing Light
choreography: Maria Nurmela
Falling Through The Disappearing Light (2021) is an immersive, sensory dance performance created by Finnish choreographer Maria Nurmela with an ensemble of internationally established professional artists from Finland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The work's inspiration is rooted in H.C. Andersen's epic story of The Little Match Girl, published in 1845. In this new work, the narrative is viewed from today's perspective, unpacking, fragmenting and revealing its multifaceted themes and phenomena true to current times. The performance offers its audience a multi-sensory journey of dance movement, texts, and visual and sonic designs that traverse emotive and virtuosic scopes. From eerie sparseness to breathless physicality and hypnotic drive, a touching journey encompassing the work remains true to H.C. Andersen's intention of the original story.
Concept, choreography & direction: Maria Nurmela
Movement Choreography & Text: In collaboration with Performers and Maria Nurmela
Performers: Jonna Aaltonen, Jane Aspvik, Georgie Goater, Meri Pajunpää, Gea Piper, Turku dance students
Sound Design: Jane Sheldon & Jaakko Vastapuu
Lighting & Space: Kalle Ropponen, Antton Kainulainen)
Costume: Heidi Wikar
Photos: Vesa Loikas
Video: Teemu Kyytinen
Premiere: Rettig Tabacco Factory, (The future House of Arts Turku), 2021
Performance: Pohjanmaa tanssii- Österbotten dansar, Vaasa, 2022
Supported by the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
KATRAS is an urban flock, a dance between four performers of diverse embodiments, encountering each other and their surroundings through movement, a score, spontaneity and listening. Following what emerges in the space of togetherness, the dance is always new. Co-composed from histories and the present moment, Kellokoski’s playful sound accompanies the casual suspense and timeless ease of the glimmering urban flock.
Performed in Espoo-päivä, Tapiola 2021 + 2022, Liikkumisen riemua kaikille! Vammaisten päivän aamutilaisuus, Helsingin kaupungintalo 2021, Helsinki Päivä 2022, Joensuun Parafest 2022, Kokkolan Talvitanssit 2022.
Concept: Sally Davison
Performers: Siiri Tiilikka, Jonna Lehto, Kadar Khristan, Georgie Goater
Sound: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski
Photos: Jussi Ulkuniemi, Anu Päivinen
Supporten by Koneen Säätiö
Concept + direction: Katarína Rampáčková
with Kaaos Company
MIRAGE is an enchanting live and virtual dance performance through the Zoom window, directed by Katarina Rampackova with enigmatic Kaaos Company dancers. The piece is inspired by the visual artwork of Catalan artist Joan Miro. This work premiered at XDance Festival 2021, and has been performed virtually from Helsinki to Košice in 2022 for an international Inclusive dance symposium.
Concept + Direction: Katarína Rampáčková
Performers: Siiri Tilikka, Noora Västinen, Georgie Goater
Sound Design: Sami Kekäläinen
Photos: Sanna Lehto
Teaser: Leandro Lefa
Producer: Georgie Goater & Kaaos Company
There's Nothing Old Under the Sun
Concept + direction: Daniela Pascual
A one-to-one card-reading session as a participatory and intimate performance experience, this project was performed in the Helsinki Winter Gardens in the Spring of 2020. Cards are illustrated and designed by Daniela with sound design by Riku-Pekka Kellokiski. The performance was Daniela's Masters's Thesis work in the Live Art and Performance programme, Theatre Academy of Helsinki.
Workgroup: Daniela Pascual, Mercedes Fernandez, Georgie Goater, Anni Pellikka, Riku-Pekka Kellokoski
Photos: Julius Töyrylä
choreography: Anna Maria Häkkinen
DANCE is a work inspired by postmodern choreographer Lucinda Childs, that is simultaneously nostalgic as it is futuristic. It premiered at Zodiak Centre for New Dance, Helsinki, Autumn season 2018.
Sound and stage design: Erno Aaltonen
Performers: Hanna Ahti, Anna Mustonen, Saara Norvio, Anna Torkkel, Soile Voima, Georgie Goater
Costume: Maija Mustonen
Photos: Katrina Ukkarinen
Maija Mustonen & Erno Aaltonen
with Kaaos Company
Pond is a small retreat, where we gather around water and give ourselves into it. We float, we give in to the water, we get heavy, in the water, waterlike.
Premiere: Hotelli Korpillampi Espoo, Mad House Productions.
Performances: Anti Festival 2017, Dansverk í Sundlaug, Reykjavik 2018.
Performance and choreography: Sally Davison, Georgie Goater, Jonna Lehto, Gunilla Sjövall, Sanna Valkeapää, Noora Västinen
Performance concept and direction: Maija Mustonen
Lightning and sound design: Erno Aaltonen
Lightning design in Kuopio: Sofia Palillo
Costume design: Venla Korvenmaa
Costume consultation: Laura Haapakangas
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Production: Kaaos Company
In collaboration with Mad House Helsinki, Hotelli Korpilampi & Ruohonjuuri
Supported by Kone foundation, City of Espoo
Photos: Saara Autere, Pekka Mäkinen
The Fallen Mystery
The Fallen Mystery is influenced by 1940s-50s Film Noir style, is a contemporary dance satire. Loaded guns and smokin’ guns - nothing is what it seems to be.
“The Fallen Mystery is a terrific piece of genre play - a chiaroscuro nightmare where Sam Spade gets spliced together with David Lynch.” - Erin Harrington, Theatreview, 2015
Choreography: Zahra Killeen-Chance
Performers: Georgie Goater, Lisa Greenfield, and Paul Young
Musician: Hermione Johnson
Photos: Solomon Mortimer
Video: Solomon Mortimer, Zarah Killeen-Chance
Premiere: The Body Festival, Christchurch, 2015
Q Theatre, Tempo Dance Festival New Zealand, Auckland, 2015