Artists: Terhi Kuokkanen (O/B), Iiris Hildén (trainee, O/B), Anna-Leena Järvi (Jyväskylä City Theatre), Jouni Salo (Jyväskylä City Theatre), Hannu Rauhala (Jyväskylä City Theatre) and Outi Kaltiokumpu (Jyväskylä City Theatre)
Production: Off/Balance and Jyväskylä City Theatre
Funding: Regional Council of Central Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Dance Center of Central Finland and City of Jyväskylä
Partners: local organisations in Central Finland
2017 is the 100th anniversary of the independent Finland. Off/Balance celebrates the anniversary year and the year’s chosen theme Together via a collaboration project with Jyväskylä City Theatre.
Breaking barriers 2017 is a series of artistic workshops and performances that dignify communality and self-creation and that combine different art forms as well as involving and communal art. Project consists of eight mini performances and workshops in municipalities across Central Finland during 2017. Workshops are held by actors of Jyväskylä City Theatre and the choreographer of Off/Balance.
Project gives a voice to different groups: children, disabled, unemployed, youth, elderly, and immigrants are involved. The encounter between the artists and local participators generates the themes for mini performances. The contents of the performances come from participants’ experiences, current issues or e.g. local history.
On 26 Nov 2017 the mini performances and participators are gathered to Jyväskylä City Theatre at Gallery Central Finland -festival.
Read more about the performances created:
LIFE SMILES, SOMETIMES @ Äänekoski
DAYDREAMS @ Saarijärvi
GRAP A STORY @ Hankasalmi
SELFIE – GOLDEN AGE 2017 @ Jyväskylä
REGIONAL SONG 2.0 @ Luhanka
ONNI – A DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Keuruu
HEARING PICTURES! – (DO) YOU HEAR ME! @ Viitasaari
EN ROUTE @ Jämsä
GALLERY CENTRAL FINLAND -FESTIVAL @ Jyväskylä
Breaking barriers on Facebook.
Breaking barriers is part of the official Finland 100 -programme.
Photo Riku Suonio.