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Our Social Democratic Bodies

Choreographer Hirvanen, Maija
First Performance 14.4.2011
Place of First Performance Pannuhalli
Finnish premiere 14.4.2011
Place of Premiere Pannuhalli
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 60
Scenography Heikki Paasonen
Costume designer Jouko Korkeasaari, Ville Häkkinen
Lighting Designer Heikki Paasonen
Performers of the premiere Satu Herrala, Eeva Muilu, Miikka Tuominen
Description Maija Hirvanen’s Our Social Democratic Bodies takes an incisive look at how we function in contemporary society and the era we live in. The piece is a tragically comic and comically tragic choreographic portrait of us, modern people.

The physicality of the performance is built upon elements that evoke strong responses in us, or contingencies that are utterly impossible. It interrogates systems in which we participate upside-down.

The process opens by asking:
How do ideas define our bodies?
In what ways does our physical presence determine the unfolding of events?
How can we remember a time before we were born?

Our Social Democratic Bodies is the first in a series of performances by Hirvanen called Operation Us.
Other Information Director: Maija Hirvanen

Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Maija Hirvanen
Dancers Tuominen, Miikka
Muilu, Eeva
Herrala, Satu