Elina Pirinen (FI)

Brume de Mer
| Thursday 10 February
At 13:00 – 14:15
Tanssin talo - Dance House Helsinki / Pannu Hall

Brume de Mer is a stage sonata for psychodynamic circle dances, audience, romantic live hymns, violet space, peculiar fragrances and the body of a haze in a powerful arms of an intense organ composition. Together, they make love with obsessions and joys, affections and taboos, consolation and sorrow, elegant perversion and humor, mortality and lust for life. This feast for all the senses invites the body exit the body and mental processes spill out from the corpus, moving back and forth in free association. The act tries to blur the line between the subject and the object, proposing one kind of intersubjectivity and collective subconscious.

Artist / Company Bio

Elina Pirinen's artistry and practice is entangled in choreography, dancing, music making, experimental writing and pedagogy. She is committed to carrying out stage, performative, aural and linguistic autopsies on the subconscious registers, deep primary emotions and intelligence through them. The focuses of her art lie in free imagination, romanticism, doom, obsessions, natures, sorrow, lust, despair, joy, suffer, silence, horror, satisfaction, shame, consolation and hope, driven by feministic psychoanalytical depth. She always works in deep dialogue with her collaborators, searching for ethical processes but wild outcomes.

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  • Choreography, poetry, songs

    Elina Pirinen
  • Dancers

    Karolina Ginman, Suvi Kemppainen, Leena Nordberg, Elina Pirinen, Una Björg, Aino Voutilainen
  • Sonata composition and sound design

    Ville Kabrell
  • Lighting and space design

    Mateus Manninen
  • Costume design, dramaturge, poetry

    Heidi Väätänen
  • Seamstress and costume consultant

    Kaisa Kemikoski
  • Produced by

    Producer: Maija Eränen
    Production: Zodiak – Brand New Dance, Moving in November festival, MDT Stockholm, Elina Pirinen
    Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), ZIL Culture Center (Moscow), Hellerau (Dresden)
  • Supporters

    Arts Promotion Center Finland, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Dance Info Finland, [DNA] Departures and Arrivals,
    co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.
  • Premiere date and place

    Stockholm premiere 29th August 2018 in MDT Stockholm. Helsinki premiere 7th of November 2018 at Zodiak Stage in Moving in November festival
  • Duration (minutes)

    70 min
  • Stage dimensions

    17,5 meters wide x 10,5 meters deep x 5 meters high (rigging grid)
  • Target group

    Everybody from 13 years on