Spaces in-between

“Spaces in-between”, by Mammu Rankanen and working group, contemporary dance. The event is part of the Research Pavilion.

Spaces in-between working group presents: Exercises on the feel of space

Exercises on the feel of space is a performative output by the Spaces in-between working group, resulting from the workshop-based artistic research that started in September 2022 and that will continue until the Research Pavilion#5 residency at Kallio-Kuninkala in May. The members of the working group are dance artists Satu Halttunen, Riina Huhtanen, Anni Kaila, Kalle Lähde, Minja Mertanen, Hanna Mäkelä, Mammu Rankanen, Ida Riik, Anni Rissanen, Raisa Vennamo and Eemu Äikiö. The workshop is the third artistic component of Mammu Rankanen’s doctoral research, which focuses on the dancer’s inner and outer experience of space. The Japanese concept of time and space, ma 間, is central in her research.

Ma間 means an interval in space and time. For example, it can be an empty space between two walls, a quiet break in music or a moment of non-movement between two moves. In budo training, Ma also means the distance between two martial artists. It can be considered to exist between the audience and the performer and, for example, between the centre of one’s body and limbs. Ma is also connected to the body’s preconscious relationship with the environment. In Asian thinking, emptiness is considered to lie in the background of all phenomena. Ma brings forward this emptiness, outlined between perceivable shapes.

The performance will be presented on 11 June at 13.00 in Suomenlinna in the Nordic Culture Point’s discussion programme and on 12 June at 19.00 in the Music Centre’s Black Box.

The performance is part of the Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Pavilion.


11.6.2023 at 13:00
12.6.2023 at 19:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki



Free entrance.

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