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Poetry of the Articulate Body: 2B + C= poor presence

Presence is a technique that can be learnt. The Swedish choreographer Helena Franzen calls this “poetry of the articulate body” – a controlled body being completely present in time and space. This autumn the timing for my Beam Me Up … Continue reading

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Birth of Business Ballet or Dancing during Halcyon Days

For me New Year signifies birth. Tangibly. Concretely. My body remembers the violent contractions accompanied by the sound and smell of fireworks illuminating the pitch-black December sky. My two younger children were born on New Years Day 2005 and 2008, … Continue reading

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Triptych on Corporeality

LEFT PANEL A sorry sight back in June: football practice in arctic Finnish summer. Men in ski caps, woolen socks and Long Johns running back and forth in the Töölö football fields. Though, upon looking out my living room window … Continue reading

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Five Steps In…Five Steps Out…and Movement in Between

My preparation for wearing summer dresses: Scrubbed elbows and knees and a bruised hand, just as back in the summers of my 70’s childhood. The visible evidence of having this week taken part in a course called Havainnon harjoitus ja … Continue reading

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