Tiia Kasurinen (FI)

ONSTAGE – The Concert

Saturday 17 February At 10:00 – 11:30
VEGA Scene

What emerges when contemporary choreography and visual transformation meet the practices of making and performing music? "ONSTAGE – The Concert" is a performance" drawing inspiration from pop stars, club concerts and stage alter egos – and the femmes of the music industry who have harnessed the audience’s gaze. The work is based on the electronic pop band formed by Tiia Kasurinen and Olli Lautiola, in which Kasurinen takes on an alter ego body performance inspired by artists such as Nadia Tehran, Grimes, Madonna, Lizzo and FKA twigs, and is joined on stage by voguing performance art duo Amanda & Lydia.

Artist / Company Bio

Artist and choreographer Tiia Kasurinen is interested in themes such as identity, gender, the gaze and pop culture, and explores them in her works through theatre make-up, visual transformation and motion. In her works YouTube tutorials and somatic movement walk hand in hand, creating recognisable aesthetics. Kasurinen also works as a dancer and a performer collaborating with other artists.

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  • Performance

    Tiia Kasurinen, Lydia Ofi Teresia, Amanda 007, Olli Lautiola
  • Sound design

    Olli Lautiola & Tiia Kasurinen
  • Light design

    Mikko Kaukonen
  • Costume design

    Annukka Havukumpu, the red outfit in collaboration with Landy Roimola
  • Stage design

    Landys Roimola, in collaboration with Mikko Kaukonen
  • Videos

    Tiia Kasurinen, Mikko Kaukonen, Gabriel Boicel
  • Mentoring/artistic dialogue

    Minna Lund
  • Production

    Tiia Kasurinen, Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki Festival
  • PR photos

    Saara Taussi
  • Teaser videos

    Eva-Liisa Orupöld
  • Premiere date and place

    31.08.2023 Helsinki Festival, Dance House Helsinki