The dancers Elena Leave, Erno Ritola and Miina Mustarinta are working together. They want to create a stage piece that is making love with everything that offers itself to be kissed. Their aim is to reach the eroticism present in everything, to find movement in the power of attraction.
The performance follows the intertwining development of their art and life stories. Dance becomes part of everything they do and travels everywhere they go. It is present in moments of vitality and withdrawal, and finally takes the form of dying.
"Our practice was made up of very simple exercises to maintain our ability to be receptive and to be affected. We had to find a way to break the indifference that only seemed to expand at those times." -Miina Mustarinta
Asennot is a fantasy about how the intimacy within the artistic practice - the courage to see and be seen - slowly becomes a lifestyle, a way to be in the world with others. Asennot offers a stage for the physical experiences of tenderness, vulnerability and clumsiness. It explores the courage to take pleasure in the human body and the unknown within.
Anna-Mari Karvonen makes work for theatre, dance and performance stages. Physicality is strongly present in Karvonen's works that weave into their various contexts with wit and humour. The narratives often falter in their own fatality while creating a frame for bodies - their vibrations as well as their fragilities - evoked by different forces, matters and loves.
On stage: Elena Leeve, Minttu Mustakallio ja Eero Ritala
Dramaturgy, Direction: Anna-Mari Karvonen
Performance dramaturgy: Asta Honkamaa
Dramaturgical assistant: Louna-Tuuli Luukka
Stage design: Jaakko Pietiläinen
Sound design: Tatu Nenonen
Light design: Heikki Paasonen
Costume design: Hanne Jurmu
Choreography: Anna Mustonen
Artistic advice: Emilia Kokko
Supported by: The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Language: Finnish, subtitled in English from November 12 onwards
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