My solo exhibition at WIELS Project Room started with the performance done in opening night 16.12.2016.
I invited four other dancers to translate their personal feelings and physical sensations into a session of free movement. No choreography or composition, but rather a continued yet intimate performance unfolding in the presence of the public. The music playlist is composed by analogy with the five rhythms of dance practice: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. In addition, a spoken text is recited, recounting an online chat session between Haikala and an anonymous man. The question that guides the chat session is taken from Virginia Woolf’s autobiographical writing: ‘Who is the person to whom all this happens?’”
The performance was created with the artistic assistance of Thomas Dupal. Danced by: Thomas Dupal, Meri Pajunpää, Hugo Mega, Jack Vincent.