”There is a saying ‘the Home is where you’re Hat is’, meaning wherever you go in the World, you need to create or mark your own space. What kind of elements and properties are essential for an experience of home? Home is not only an object but a condition. It is in constant flux. How do we dance home?”
Finnish choreographer Virva Talonen and lighting designer Nanni Vapaavuori were working 2016 in Kochi Museum in Japan creating a new dance performance about home in collaboration with local performers. Artists invited local people in Kochi to participate in the project by attending the workshops and joining the research for the performance. The idea of the project was to share knowledge and experiences about the concept of home with different people from various experiences and diverse backgrounds.
The project started 2016 in Japan and aims to be continued in three more countries around the world 2017-2019, always working in collaboration with local performers.
Home is considered in this project as a state of mind, state of physical and corporeal being and a concrete place to live in. Home exists between intimacy and public as a place or as a condition. It can be seen as an extension of one’s personality revealing hers or his cultural worldview. What could be a portable sense of home?
TRAILER: Portable Home
premiere: 3rd Novemeber, 2016 The Art Museum of Kôchi, Japan
choreography, direction: Virva Talonen
light and space: Nanni Vapaavuori
performance: Mayumi Isshiki, Etsuko Kagawa, Manbei Masakuni, Ayumi Hamada, Mayu Ito
sound design: Jaakko Kujala
camera: Cobo Hamada
organizer: Art Museum of Kôchi, Japan
support: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2016
in co-operation with: The Finnish Institute, Finnish Dance Information Centre and Katve[blind spot]