Brume de Mer

An extremely physical sonata for 5 dancers and their vocals in tremendous organ composition in a peculiar violet space.

Friday December 14th
10:00 – 11:30
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54

”Soils and trees with no snails and leaves
Snails and leaves with no past dreams
Shores, Meadows, Mountains, Flood.
Spleens, Lungs, Livers, Glow.”

Brume de Mer is a corporal and vocal sonata painted by Elina Pirinen and her workgroup. It consists of the sheer volume produced by the combined abstraction of psycho-neurologically rich ring dance, lyrical field sung with peculiar beauty, scents, intoxicating colors and organ music that accumulates in the soul.
Brume de Mer fumbles for, deforms and reforms ancient and new expressions for desire, obsession, mutism, killing and intuition in an extremely physical way. The body comes out from the body and shares its power with you.
The sonant stage consist of a tremendous original organ composition made by Ville Kabrell, which has eaten alive the original idea of using Sonata no. 2 for Organ by Russian modernist composer Viktor Suslin.
The performance is a self-standing instalment of Pirinen’s series of works based on Russian compositions. For the artists of the workgroup, Brume de Mer is a delightful and novel comeback.

Choreographer / Company

Elina Pirinen is a Helsinki based choreographer, dancer, singer-songwriter-musician, curator, artistic director and pedagogue. She often uses large classical music pieces as companions for different corporal, vocal and linguistic performative qualities.
She works closely with contemporary, feministic, psychoanalytical thinking and experiencing and their potential and importance in stage practice.
Elina collaborates regularly with Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kiasma Theater of Kiasma Museum of contemporary art, performance art venue Mad House, Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki and Performance Art Society.
Parallel to art she works with domestic animals in need and makes romantically experimental baroque-rock music with her orchestra.



Choreographer, poems, vocal composition: Elina Pirinen
Dancers: Karolina Ginman, Suvi Kemppainen, Leena Nordberg, Elina Pirinen, Aino Voutilainen Sonata composition and sound design: Ville Kabrell
Lighting and spatial design: Mateus Manninen
Costumes, dramaturge, poems: Heidi Väätänen
Costume design consultant, seamstress: Kaisa Kemikoski

Each artist of the group has been cross-influencing to all of the creative materials in the piece.

Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November, Elina Pirinen Co-production: MDT Stockholm
Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), ZIL Culture Center (Moscow), Hellerau (Dresden)
World premiere: 29.08.2018, MDT Stockholm Finnish premiere 07.11.2018 in Moving in November festival in Zodiak – Center for New Dance Grant support: Arts Promotion Center Finland, Finnish Culture Foundation, Swedish Finnish Culture Foundation, Wihuri Foundation.

The performance takes place in the frame of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.