KAIHO // the state in between

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Synopsis

KAIHO // the state in between, is a collaboration between Justice in Motion and Finnish Tango band Uusikuu.
Inspired by the centenary of Finland's independence, it looks into the lives and experiences of expatriate women over the past century. KAIHO (which is the Finnish word for longing & nostalgia) investigates the very topical theme of movement across borders, at a time when more people than ever voluntarily or involuntarily move away from their home countries.

KAIHO // the state in between, combines contemporary dance with live vintage music, to explore reasons for leaving to another country, challenges of settling into a new culture, and how parallel cultural identities evolve over time. The reasons for moving and staying may have changed - the emotions, and kaiho, the very essence of longing, may well be timeless.

Our aim is to evoke thoughts & discussion on the parallels of the involuntary movement of people, that often create negative responses & emotions, and the positive & inspiring voluntary movement of people. We will offer the audience an opportunity to reflect and channel their own experiences in our multicultural community.

Artists

Choreography / Performance: Roosa Leimu-Brown & Anja Meinhardt

Direction: Emma Webb

Vocals: Laura Ryhänen

Violin / Vocals: Mikko Kuisma

Accordion: Norbert Bremes

Guitar: Christoph Neuhaus

Projection: Ryan C. Quarterman

Costumes: Suzanne Burlton

Dates

NORDIC FESTIVAL / London
25 February 2017 | 21:00

Tickets Tea House Theatre

MOVING WITH THE TIMES / Oxford
10 & 11 March 2017 | 7.30 & 2.30 (Saturday Matinee)

Tickets Pegasus Theatre

SUOMI 100 MAAILMALLA KONSERTTI / Helsinki
15 June 2017 | 6.00

Tickets Musiikkitalo

Info & Bookings

UUSIKUU

Email: info@uusikuu.com
Website: www.uusikuu.com
YouTube: /channel/UCkbViRXyyyWm1htAKLO68_A
Twitter: /uusikuuband
Facebook: /UUSIKUU

JUSTICE IN MOTION

Email: info@justiceinmotion.co.uk
Twitter: @JusticeMotion
Facebook: /justiceinmotion.theatre
Instagram: /justice_in_motion

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