Place: Cable Factory, Zodiak Studio C4, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki (inner yard, stair/door C, 4th floor).
Time: 8.3. 22, 16:00 – 17:30
After event performance: Funny Things Before Panic, 19:00
On 8.3. 2022, Globe Art Point in collaboration with the Cultural Centre Caisa, New Theatre Helsinki and Zodiak Center for New Dance is organising a panel discussion reflecting on the current situation in the performing field in Finland. During the discussion, we will touch upon:
- The lack of open auditions and open calls in the field. How does one get into the field when the open positions are often shared word to mouth which results in the same group of people being repeatedly hired?
- The inability of professionals to find premises for their practice. Inclusiveness of the field. What are the true challenges of opening the field to become more participatory? Loss of control? Less quality? What?
- Diversity of the field and more.
- Angela Aldebs– Freelance Dancer
- David Kozma– Artistic Director at New Theatre Helsinki
- Harri Kuorelahti– Artistic Director at Zodiak
- Paiju Tyrväinen– Head of Division at City of Helsinki
- Moderated by Cátia Suomalainen Pedrosa, Director of Caisa
After the discussion we will have an audience Q&A starting at 17:00. We would like to encourage all of our participants to wear a face mask. Let’s protect each other!
Safer Space Guidelines
- This event is a discrimination-free and harassment-free zone.
- Do not assume anything. Ask, listen and discuss.
- Treat every individual with dignity and respect.
- Act honestly, truthfully and with integrity.
- Avoid conflicts. Every disagreement can be solved peacefully.
- Be transparent and accountable for all of your actions.
- If you face any issues or experience violation to this guideline, please contact the organisers of the event.
After event programme
For those who are thirsty for some culture, there will be a dance performance on Zodiak’s Stage after the event by Liina Magnea and her working group titled Funny Things Before Panic.
The show starts at 19:00. While waiting for the performance to start, the participants can relax and network at Cable Factory’s cafes; Hima & Sali and Konttori.
Please note, this performance is not part of our programme and tickets must be purchased to access the venue.
Special ticket offer is provided for our event participants! You can now purchase the performance tickets for a reduced price via this link.
Tickets for the performance: 15 € / was
Funny Things Before Panic is a coping mechanism dressed up as a musical. Three dancers embody three true stabbing stories that have happened around the choreographer, Liina Magnea.
Heidi Finnberg plays as Liina’s mother who got stabbed by a gang-member in the 80s, Reetta Nummi is Helga, the friend who got stabbed to death by her 16-year-old son and Liina is the teenage boy who got into a knife fight on a beautiful summer day.
In hopes of finding a way to emotionally cope with the situation, the performers compulsively sing songs and dance, retelling the traumatic events. This ultimately leads them to panic – a physical state riddled with tics, cramps and sounds that they have experienced in their personal lives. To distance themselves from the drama of a panic attack, they transform the symptoms into new dances and songs.
By turning the knife around they realise that these stories illustrate their internal self stabbing. The conclusion is an ode to the absurd and one’s own incapability to grasp injustice in the world.
The work does not literally represent or re-enact the acts of violence.
Choreographer, composer, musician, performer: Liina Magnea
Composer, musician, performer: Reetta Nummi (SITOI)
Performer, musician: Heidi Finnberg,
Performer: Gabriel Pedrosa
Lighting design: Titus Torniainen
Music Consultant: Noah Kin
Post Production Music: Haraldur Thrastarson
Assistant Choreography: Tuukka Leijavuori
Photo, video: Nathan Ceddia, Kristin V Jam
Artistic Production Manager: Ayako Toyama
Supported by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Goethe-Institut, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Special Thanks to: Anna Bergel, New Fears Gallery / Julian Weber, Aikido Dojo am Gleisdreieck, Julianna Schreyer, Laurean Wagner, Jacopo Lanteri.
Cultural Centre Caisa promotes the development of Helsinki into a diverse city by means of the arts and culture. Caisa hosts performances, events and exhibitions, and also provides teaching in the arts. The facilities are also available for rent.
The core mission of Globe Art Point (G.A.P) is advocating cultural equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts and cultural sector in Finland. G.A.P also serves as an information centre and meeting point for artists, cultural workers and arts & cultural institutions in Finland.
Our focus is on foreign-born artists and cultural workers, living and working in Finland, being acknowledged and their untapped potential fully utilised. G.A.P, together with our stakeholders and collaborators, is dedicated to improving the existing structures and building a society free from cultural discrimination or any other form of oppression. Our goal is to create constructive and action-driven dialogues with the entire society, from local grassroots to the national level.
New Theatre Helsinki (NTH) is a performing arts initiative promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the field of performing arts. New Theatre Helsinki aims to bring worth the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Finnish performing arts field and to work as a bridge and meeting point between the audience members and arts professionals of different backgrounds. The project is running between the years 2020–2023.
The initiative’s long-term goal is to create a new performance venue in Helsinki that makes the culturally and linguistically diverse performing arts a visible part of Helsinki city’s performing arts scene. The project will also create new networks and forms of co-working within all Finland and the other Nordic countries.
New Theatre Helsinki is led by two theatre companies – The European Theatre Collective and Teatteri Metamorfoosi – and funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the City of Helsinki and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
Zodiak is a production, performance and event venue for contemporary dance in Helsinki, Finland.