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RED DESERT
premiere 28.8.2021 Rovaniemi

KINETIC ORCHESTRA's co-production 2020

REDE DESERT (chor. Mia Jaatinen and working group)

Those who roam in the desert,
feel and sense with their flesh,
collect bones,
run timeless and free.
Screaming and furiously celebrating that power,
which is often silenced.

Choreography: Mia Jaatinen and the working group

Performers: Sanni Giordani, Minna Karttunen and Elisa Tuovila

Sound design: Josu Mämmi

Lighting design: Riikka Karjalainen

Set design: Sanni Giordani

Production: Mia Jaatinen and Kinetic Orchestra

Premiere: 8.12.2020, Culture Center Stoa, Helsinki


Red Desert is a dance performance for three dancers exploring the different bodily states of aggression. In this work aggression in its diversity acts as a starting point for virtuostic movement, bodily states and composition. The piece treats aggression as a bodily event, a multidisciplinary, universal and dynamic phenomenon that resonates against the performers’ experience horizon. The world of the piece is inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés's book "Women Who Walk with Wolves" (1992), which deals with the archetypes of the wild woman in myths and stories.

Supported by:  Taike, Samuel Huberin Art Foundation and Liisa Pentti+Co residency