How do we read images and create meaning in the spaces between the images? How does the meaning of what we see change, when the order of the images or actions or the information surrounding them changes?
Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen ’s new creation OPIA dives eyes first into the ever present questions relating to looking, being looked at, how do we perceive form and how do we form meaning from what we see. No one person sees the meaning of a thing in the same way as the person next to them.
OPIA explores the world behind the gaze through virtuoso dance, surrealistic space design and captivating soundscape. The work takes the shape of a triptych where the three parts can be seen as separate works or as one whole.
Direction and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen
Movement material: ohanna Nuutinen and dancers
Dance: Jenna Broas, Mia Jaatinen
Text: Johanna Nuutinen
Scenography: Joonas Tikkanen
Music and sound design: Tuomas Norvio
Costume design: Erika Turunen
Execution of the costumes: Johanna Vehmas
Dramaturgical support: Jarkko Lehmus
Technical producing: Anssi Ruotanen
Sound technic: Sami Tammela, Juuso Hannukainen
Creative Producer: Lilja Lehmuskallio
Direction and editing of the performance recording: Thomas Freundlich
Camera operators: Thomas Frendlich, Teemu Kyytinen, Mikael Kanerva
Production: Johanna Nuutinen +CO, Zodiak - Uuden Tanssin Keskus
Supporters: Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Taiteen Edistämiskeskus, Helsingin kaupunki, Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
Residency support: Tero Saarinen Company, Västlandsmusiken/Teatermaskinen, Dance Base
Photo: Jonas Lundqvist
More information about the makers:
The live events has been cancelled.
You can return your ticket by 16.5.2021 by filling the form on our website www.tiketti.fi/returntickets . OPIA will be seen at TikettiStream 1.4.-15.4.2021. Please note your live event tickets are not valid to the stream. Stream tickets are sold seperately.
We will deduct a ticket specific handling fee / service fee with ticket returns of cancelled / rescheduled events.
We recommend you watch the performance on as big a screen as possible, and with headphones. Also, the performance recording gives you the best experience if you can keep your viewing room dark.
Strobe light effects will be used during the performance! Any type of recording of the performance is strictly prohibited.