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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.

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 virtuosic 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. 

Duration: 50 min

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 (KO's co-production 2020)

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

Premiere: 28.8.2021 Kulttuuritalo Wiljami, Rovaniemi,


19.9.2021 VanDance Vantaa

9.-11.5.2022 Cultural Centre STOA Spring Break Festival

25.5.2022 Tampere Dance Current Festival

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