Open House Festival | Sonja Jokiniemi

21 & 22 December 2017, 19.00

Concept, choreography and visualization

Sonja Jokiniemi


Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, and Sara Gurevitsch

Lighting design

Heikki Paasonen

Textiles made in collaboration with

Janina Silvennoinen

Performance photos

Simo Karisalo


Riikka Thitz


Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November festival, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), and Veem House for Performance

Residency Support

Arsenic Theatre, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, and wpZimmer

With support of

Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, and Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö

Sonja Jokiniemi’s new work Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories towards the unknowns; towards unions and blurs of humans and objects, extensions and expansions of different bodies, penetrations of forms and acts of desire. The work unfolds itself in the transforming multisensorial sculpture, the essence of which charts a subconscious territory. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses and reflexes. The work explores lumpy, tangled thought processes that have neither beginning nor an end.

21 & 22 December 2017 program starting from 19.00


Because I Always Feel Like Runnig by Ogutu Muraya

Blab by Sonja Jokiniemi

* Please note: the ticket gives acces to all activities on the festival day. Check all activties in the programme overview.

About Sonja Jokiniemi

Sonja Jokiniemi is a performance artist and choreographer based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psychodiversity. Her projects take form in performance, drawing and community engaged works. Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013.

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