RIEHA is a bodily celebration of collective boisterousness. The performance rumbles, roars, and guides the group of performers towards a ecstatic state of embodiment.
Boisterousness (In Finnish ‘riehaantuminen’) is a wonderful phenomenon that is often supressed. RIEHA, by Mia Jaatinen and her working group, explores how boisterousness manifests itself – in the mind and body, as a choreographic composition, and as action through contemporary dance.
RIEHA is based on the idea of a common body, its pulsation and sensations, collective wisdom, and shared understanding. The performers surrender to the joy and collective bliss of dancing.
In the world of performance, we play with regularity and punctuality by deconstructing these arrangements with collectively agreed chaos, unruliness, and disorder. RIEHA bursts, sprawls, bubbles, chuckles, dances in formation and with intent, and surrenders.
The kinetic world of the performance is built upon different rhythms, repetitions, bounces, shakes, and shapeshifting – upon the fireworks of dance and talent that pulsate to the music played by a live DJ.
Choreography: Mia Jaatinen and working group
Performance: Sanni Giordani, Mia Jaatinen, Minna Karttunen, Anni Koskinen, Kalle Lähde and Oskari Turpeinen
Lighting design: Riikka Karjalainen
Sound design and dj: Josu Mämmi
Photos: Jussi Ulkuniemi and Kaisa Syrjänen
Production: Mia Jaatinen
Co-production: Kinetic Orchestra, Zodiak - Center for New Dance
Supported by: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Premiere 22.3.2023 Zodiak Stage
Performances 22.3-4.4.2023 Zodiak Stage