Those who roam in the desert,
feel and sense with their flesh,
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.