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Public Examination: Simo Kellokumpu’s Choreography as Reading Practice

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:00
Theatre Academy, Studio 2
Public Examination of Doctoral Research

MA in Dance (Choreography) Simo Kellokumpu’s doctoral research

Choreography as Reading Practice

will be presented for public examination on Saturday, September 14th 2019 at 12 o’clock at the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy (Studio2, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki, Finland). The occasion is in English.

Kellokumpu’s public examination takes place in the Theatre Academy’s Studio 2 in 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.

Read more about the installation and performances

Opponents are PhD, philosopher Victoria Pérez Royo (University of Zaragoza) and choreographer, researcher Rebecca Hilton (University of Arts Stockholm). Custos of the examination is Professor in Artistic Research Leena Rouhiainen.

NOTE: The examination is held in the studio 2. Since there is not as much seats for the public in the studio, we have organized a live streaming of the event in Auditorium 1.

So, if you want to follow the examination in a more relaxed setting, or perhaps you can’t stay for the whole duration, please join the viewing in Auditorium 1!

 The doctoral research will be published on the international database for artistic research Research Catalogue 10 days prior to the public examination as part of the Theatre Academy's Acta Scenica series.

Simo Kellokumpu received his MA in 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.