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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.
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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
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):