Kaisa Nieminen & Marika Peura (FI)

down below things shudder

Friday 16 February At 15:40 – 16:40

Another body wave gyrating through me.
I want you to notice it, I made it for you!
My sweat, my lava - a grandiloquent sequence.
Ooops, oh my!
Can you come closer?

The work dives into the intimacy of dancing, choreographically deriving from the context of club & rave culture, dances and relationalities. Grinding as its movement landscape, five dancers engage in a search of pleasures of the dancing body; sensual and sexual energies, frantic expressions, the thrill of the social play grounded in intimate exploration.

Artist / Company Bio

Kaisa Nieminen is a dancer-choreographer. Her dance background is in street dance; mainly in hip hop and waacking. She graduated with a master's degree in choreography from the Inter-University for Dance Berlin (HZT) in 2019. Nieminen is also a member of the rap group Pimeä Hedelmä.

Marika Peura is a freelance choreographer and dancer. Her dance background is in street & club dance culture. She works multidisciplinary in the fields of dance and contemporary performing arts. In 2020 Peura graduated from the MA Choreography program at Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki.

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  • Choreography

    Kaisa Nieminen, Marika Peura
  • Dancers

    Selma Kauppinen, Lau Lukkarila, Kaisa Nieminen, Caroline Suinner, Marika Peura
  • Sound designer

    Tiikka Drama
  • Light designer

    Luca Sirviö
  • Set designer

    Virpi Nieminen
  • Costume designer

    Joona Huotari
  • Dramaturg

    Hanna-Kaisa Tiainen
  • Producers

    Kaisa Nieminen & Marika Peura, Dance House Helsinki
  • Premiere date and place

  • Duration (minutes)

  • Target group

    13 +