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“An enchanting performance that interlace the graphical expression and movement seamlessly.”



Choreography: Anni Rissanen
Visual art: Vappu Rossi
Sound design: Tuuli Kyttälä
Light consultation / projections: Tuukka Toijanniemi
Performance: Elina Häyrynen, Terhi Kuokkanen and Vappu Rossi
Musicians, Jyväskylä Symphony: Paulo Ghiglia (violin), Naoko Kinoshita (oboe) and Gil Shaked-Agababa (clarinet)
Production: Off/Balance
Funding: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Dance Center of Central Finland and City of Jyväskylä
Partners: Jyväskylä Simphony, Dance Center of Central Finland / Jyväskylä Dance -festival and City of lights -event
Premiere: 17.2.2018, Juomatehdas Studio, Jyväskylä (Fin)
Duration: 45 min.


Face-to-Face introduces a view on the making process of one picture. The stage is a vast paper canvas on where the picture is formed by movement imprints of three performers: two dancers and a visual artist.

The six meters wide picture transforms scales familiar to us so that one can look into the world of movements contained by a picture. The performance may then be viewed both as a work of art as well as a dance performance.

In essential role are also the sound and rhythm of the drawing. With the musicians of the Jyväskylä Symphony the tapping and soft scratching of the chalks become a part of the composition and in the version with sound designer Tuuli Kyttälä sound design the sound of drawing is elevated and layered to the next level.


“Something stunningly beautiful was born out of small movements. — Bright and touching experience.”



Webpage Anni Rissanen.

Webpage Vappu Rossi.


Photos by Matti Häyrynen and Juha Kronqvist.