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crystal pieces: human beings

“The movement and presence of the dancers’ tickles the skin: it makes one want to touch and follow also otherwise besides looking. The line between performers and audience crumbles.
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And then, all of a sudden, begins yelling that intensifies into frantic bellowing. The atmosphere electrifies, even bemuses. We are following a primitive, shamanistic ritual.”



Choreographer:  Mikko Hyvönen
Performers: Mikko Hyvönen, Terhi Kuokkanen and Jaakko Nieminen
Music: Stav Yeini

Production: Off/Balance
Funding: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Dance Center of Central Finland and City of Jyväskylä
Partners: Routa Company, Jyväskylä Art Museum and Helsinki Contemporary
Premiere: 17.11.2016, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä
Duration: 40-60 min.

“Who are we really? Human beings, who seem to be ancient riddles and ever-changing creatures.”

Guided by three performers crystal pieces: human beings examines humanity, consciousness and being together. Performance creates odd and unprecedented circumstances between the audience and the performers by moving energy, people, sound and sensations in space. Through their own choices audience members make the experience personal.

Performed in art museums and galleries crystal pieces: human beings opens every sense to sounds, movement, shapes and shades of dusk. Within art venues observations of nearness and touch become a part of the performance just as visual, audible and kinesthetic observations. Sensitizing creates a humane encounter between the audience, performers and art.


”What if feelings are energy and energy is matter? Can human be made of feelings?

I feel you. You feel us.

How do we affect each other? How are we connected?”


crystal pieces: human beings is the second part of a collaboration during years 2016-2017 with Brussels based choreographers Mikko Hyvönen and Veli Lehtovaara.

Hyvönen’s and Lehtovaara’s SpaceTimeLove -webpage.




Photos Matti Häyrynen.