Joona Halonen: Tight (2017)

(c) Mikko Rasila / Zodiak - Uuden Tanssin Keskus

After the knot is opened one first feels slightly lonely: that binding embrace is over.

The events portrayed in the performance rise out of the need of the associative and experience-oriented mind to get as close to itself as possible. The choreographic process explores the spaces between the lines to release an echo that reveals more of the energy of the self. Travelling towards sense and senselessness, inside which I draw my first breath to hear my own heart beat.

Choreographer, dancer Joona Halonen is known for his dark, minimalistic and poetic worlds where the stage is given to motion and the body.

Halonen's new performance Tight is created especially for the high Maneesi hall of Cirko in Suvilahti. The workgroup consists of many of Halonen's usual collaborators but also new artistic partners: in addition to Joona Halonen, it features dancers Arttu Palmio, Marika Peura, Guillermo Sarduy and Katri Soini, sound designer Tuuli Kyttälä, spatial designer Salla Salin, lighting designer Johannes Hallikas and costume designer Minttu Vesala.


Choreography: Joona Halonen
Sound desing: Tuuli Kyttälä
Spatial design: Salla Salin
Lighting design: Johannes Hallikas
Costume design: Minttu Vesala
Dancers: Arttu Palmio, Marika Peura, Guillermo Sarduy, Katri Soini
Assistant: Taru Miettinen
Producer: Ulrika Vilke
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Cirko – Center for New Circus, Joona Halonen
Photos: Mikko Rasila

The performance contains loud noises.

Pre-talk on Sept 8 at 18:15-18:45, Restaurant Lämpö / Cirko
Post-performance discussion on Sept 12.

Tickets: 25/18/15€

Kaasutehtaankatu 1/4 (building 8), Suvilahti
The nearest metrostations to Cirko: Sörnäinen and Kalasatama