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Maija Hirvanen (FI)

Maija Hirvanen: Pushing Score – Performance Practices in a More-Than-Human

Friday 3.9. 20:00 Vanha Viinatehdas, Manilla (Itäinen Rantakatu 64b, 20810 Turku)

Sunday 5.9. 15:00 Vanha Viinatehdas, Manilla (Itäinen Rantakatu 64b, 20810 Turku)

Performance lecture where you can sign up here!

Duration: max 1 hour

We highly recommend that the audience wears a mask in all our events.

Performance lecture Pushing Score – Performance Practices in a More-Than-Human Crowd is based on practices that connect the people present with fungi, stones, other species, remnants and unnamed things. In this performance lecture, we’ll place ourselves parallel to a long time frame, where being human is a part of a duration lasting billions of cycles of the sun. The performance lecture by choreographer and performance maker Maija Hirvanen stretches, in a tangible way, the limit of the senses and that of thought.

Pushing Score – Performance Practices in a More-Than-Human Crowd is a part of Maija Hirvanen’s extensive project Performing interconnections, that she currently stated working with also as a member of THIRD research cohort, a part of the Research department of DAS Graduate School / Academy of Theatre and Dance, one of the faculties of Amsterdam University of the Arts. Hirvanen has prepared the lecture performance i.a. in a residency in Tallinn, invited by the Saal Biennaal Festival.

Maija Hirvanen is a choreographer and performance maker based in Helsinki. Since the early 2000’s she has created performances that have been presented at festivals and venues in Finland and internationally, for instance at Zodiak, Kiasma, Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki Festival and Moving in November Festival in Helsinki, Tanz im August/Berlin, ImpulsTanz/Vienna, Sadler’s Wells/Lilian Baylis Studio/London, SPRING Festival/Utrecht, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and Dansens Hus/Stockholm. Hirvanen has participated in and led through several international artistic laboratories and discursive programs.

Hirvanen’s work has been exhibited in theatres, public spaces and galleries. Maija’s interests range from the relationship between art and different belief systems, collaborative processes within cultural practices and performance as collective memory to mechanisms of re-learning. Over the couple of past years, she has been focused on working through more-than-human world view and practices and this world views manifestations on the performing art stage. Her most recent performances and collaborations include performance lecture Art and Love (2017), and stage works Magic and Despair (2019), and Life as we know it (2020). Currently, she is creating Meshwork, a piece working with speculative and physical choreographic proposals of interconnectedness.