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Art and Love

Choreographer Hirvanen, Maija
First Performance 27.9.2017
Place of First Performance Zodiak Stage, Helsinki
Finnish premiere 27.9.2017
Place of Premiere Zodiak Stage, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 75
Scenography Heikki Paasonen
Lighting Designer Heikki Paasonen
Sound designer Markus Lindén
Performers of the premiere Lecture assistant: Hanna Ahti
Description ove is an eroded, worn out, misused, contaminated word.
Love is the most important word of all.
Love is the more difficult and more incorrect sibling of empathy.
Love is a verb.

Art and Love is Maija Hirvanen’s choreographic lecture performance. The material of the work is love that comes in many forms. How to do and perform love? What is the part of love in art?

Art and Love takes a look at shared and learned conceptions of love and harnesses them into something that quickens the heart. Nature fantasies, the dark side of romantic love, love as an object, love of the unknown and love of art appear in highly charged juxtapositions inside the performance.

Art and Love does not repeat syrupy and stereotypical images of love, but invites the viewer to go through one’s own areas and limits of love. Speech and physical acts run in parallel in the dramaturgy of the performance.
Other Information Performer in dialogue in the process: Hannah Ouramo
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Maija Hirvanen
Dancers Ahti, Hanna: Lecture assistant (2017)
Hirvanen, Maija (2017)