Photo: Vincent Roumagnac

Choreography as Reading Practice

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 18:00 to Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:00
Theatre Academy, Studio 2
Installation & Performances

In his doctoral artistic research project MA in Dance (Choreography) Simo Kellokumpu introduces the new concept of choreoreading into the field of expanded choreography.

The Theatre Academy’s Studio 2 will hold an installation that showcases all artworks of the doctoral research project. The installation includes scheduled performances that are open to the public in September 7-13. The installation opening is on Friday, September 6th at 6pm.

Installed artworks 
pompomA guest, #CHARPMeteorMeshHidingSeasons as Choreographers: Where Over the World is Astronaut Scott Kelly?

Sat 7.9. at 16 A Dance Mat
Tue 10.9 at 19 #CHARP_solo (Liminal Space Opera)
Thu 12.9  at 19 A Dance Mat
Fri 13.9 at 16 A Dance Mat and at 18.30 #CHARP_solo (Liminal Space Opera)

Free of charge.

Simo Kellokumpu received his MA in Dance (Choreography) from Theatre Academy Helsinki in 2003 and since then he has presented his works broadly in different domestic and international platforms. During 2013-2019 Kellokumpu has conducted his doctoral artistic research project Choreography as Reading Practice in the Performing Arts Research Center in the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy.  His current artistic work operates in the entanglement of perception and experience of contemporary speculative fiction, interplanetary culture, and queer(ing) space.

Read more about the Public Examination of Kellokumpu's Doctoral Research.

Choreography as Reading Practice
Simo Kellokumpu

Installation, performances and public examination
The University of the Arts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy
Studio 2
Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki

Installation and Performances: 7.9 – 14.9. from 10am-7pm, opening Friday 6.9. at 6pm

Public examination: 14.9. 12pm

Kellokumpu’s artistic research project has been generously supported by: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Niilo Helander Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation.