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I´m not entirely here (cybersad)

Choreographer Kasurinen, Tiia
First Performance 24.9.2020
Finnish premiere 24.9.2020
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 60
Costume designer Annukka Havukumpu
Lighting Designer Sofia Linde
Sound designer Olli Lautiola
Description I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is in love with sad girl aesthetics, classic art memes and grainy zoomed images. It is a perspective into a world that plays with gender stereotypes, sexuality and pink aesthetics as instruments for becoming whole.

I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is a dance performance inspired by the themes of identity, gender, the Internet and sadness. The performance, premiering on the Zodiak Stage in September, deconstructs Internet phenomena, trends and cyber-expression using methods of performing art. What are Internet identities and how they are interpreted? How are they experienced in the world outside the Internet? How are gender and sexuality expressed in social media? How does the cyber-body move?

The performance uses make-up, movement and costumes to introduce a character whose appearance is inspired by the algorithms of the choreographer’s social media feed. Pieced together of virtual world performances and inspired by YouTube tutorials, Kardashian reality stars, drag aesthetics, Instagram and memes, the character takes to the stage in order to explore the meeting between virtual and everyday spaces and identities. How does the character connect with its audience?

I’m not entirely here (cybersad) seeks to embody a grasp of the present moment and the post-social media era through dance and performance. The aesthetics and the movement material of the performance as well as the emotions of the character can be studied in more detail through online choreography materials on social media (Instagram: @notenterilyhere).
Companies Zodiak - The Center for New Dance
Dancers Kasurinen, Tiia (2020)