Skip to content

Art and Love
Recording: 2018-08-18 , Tanz im August | HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maija Hirvanen

Art and Love

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

Love is an eroded, shabby, abused, poisoned word. But what significance does it have bey­ond the clichés? Maija Hirvanen devote her lecture performance to love in its varied forms. “Art and Love” explores shared and learned concepts of love, and calls up both historical and contemporary images in order to approach its subject matter. How do we practice and perform love? What role does it play in art? In her expansive solo the Finnish choreogra­pher lightly combines precise observations with big questions.

The choreographer and performer Maija Hirvanen lives in Helsinki. Since the early 2000s she has created a series of solo works and group performances that have been presented at festivals and venues in Finland and abroad. She was in­house choreographer at Zodiak – Center for New Dance from 2013–15, and was involved with various artist­-led initiatives and programmes in Finland. She has shown her work in theatres, public spaces and gal­leries. Her interests range from the relationship between art and different belief systems, collaborative processes within cultural practices, performance as collective memory and mechanisms of relearning.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1216

Cast & Credits

Text, Choreography, Dramaturgy: Maija Hirvanen
With: Maija Hirvanen
Lecture Assistance on Stage: Hannah Ouramo
Lighting Design: Heikki Paasonen
Sound Design: Markus Lindén

Residency: Santarcangelo Festival
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Maija Hirvanen
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland
With the support of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Maija Hirvanen / Trailers and Video Documentations

To top