Dance All Year Long - dance artists in residence

Odense, 2018-2019

Photo: Ryan Mason.

Photo: Ryan Mason.

Annamari Keskinen - Eternal Return,
Det Blå Kvarter

Eternal Return is a new research project by Annamari Keskinen and Ryan Mason/THAR BE DRAGONS. In 2018 THAR BE DRAGONS was brought to life, a platform for theatrical dance research, education and performance created by Keskinen and Mason. Eternal return is about constant arriving. Through surreal events and happenings we look into the layers of a person's interaction with their own fate and ask if it's possible to redesign one's destiny? Set in a confined space the piece provokes an intimate view, revealing the inner clockwork of a life event.  

Annamari Keskinen is a choreographer and dancer from Helsinki. Her choreographic research focuses on essences and how they manifest in different forms. How an essence informs movement, communication and presentation and what can be discovered through out this process. She explores the subtle reality of things that is present but not always seen. Annamariʼs experience with Butoh Dance and Trauma based studies holds a strong presence in her artistic research and approach to her work in theater and dance.

As a dancer, Annamari has performed in several international dance theater companies throughout Europe. She has worked with choreographers Johannes Wieland, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (Rootless Root), Helder Seabra, Chris Harring and Valtteri Raekallio, among others.

Performance followed by a discussion with the artists on Friday, February 15 at 18-19, Free entry

Det Blå Kvarter, Byens Ø, Estlandskaj, 5000 Odense

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Photo: Anna Hull.

Photo: Anna Hull.

Anne Pajunen - Odense Teater

Anne Pajunen has chosen to spend her 14-day residency by studying chosen texts by Hans Christian Andersen and Harold Pinter. She investigates the physical potential of these stories, diving into the world of fairytale and absurdity. She works on chosen characters from these texts and embodies them through movement thus creating rough sketches of scenes and stage images. As a part of her research she investigates the life of H.C. Andersen in his birth city of Odense. 

Anne Pajunen (FI) is an actor and dance artists working internationally. Her work moves in between dance and theatre and investigates the fine line in between reality and the world of imagination. She has an MA in acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London as well as an MA in Dance from Theatre Academy of Finland. She is one of the founding members of the London based theatre collective Psychopomp! with whom she works as an actor and movement director.

Performance followed by a discussion with Susanne Ravn from SDU, University of Southern Denmark, Friday March 1 at 18-19, Free entry

Odense Teater, Jernbanegade 21, 5000 Odense

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Anna Mustonen & Rea-Liina Brunou - Happy Days, Ungdomshuset

Happy Days is a project where dance artist Anna Mustonen and Rea-Liina Brunou work together with their children. Their aim is to create ways of working and performative situations where both adults and children could spend time together effortlessly. They wish to combine all the energy, astonishment, frustration and love the children have to all the exhaustion, astonishment, frustration and love the parents feel.

The Dance All Year Long - residency is a starting point of this project, which will be premiered at Kutomo, Turku (FI) in October 2019.

Anna Mustonen is a Helsinki-based choreographer, dancer and dance teacher. She has an MA in choregraphy from Theatre Academy in Helsinki and a BA in dance from Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Her work has been seen especially at Zodiak Center for New Dance in Helsinki and Kutomo in Turku, as well as in Baltic Circle Festival, Moving in November Festival and Helsinki Festival.

Rea-Liina Brunou is a dance artist with and MA in dance from Theatre Academy Helsinki. She works as a dancer and choreographer as well as makes solo performances, video installations, music videos and collaborations with people from different fields of art.

Performance followed by a discussion with Camilla Damkjær from SDU, University of Southern Denmark, Thursday, March 14 at 10:00-11:00, Free entry

Ungdomshuset, Nørregade 60, 5000 Odense

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