”Let’s roll up our sleeves and be smooth and wicked.”
Redreaming of kinship with our fellow creatures as uncles and cows
Animal Being is an investigation that takes a closer look at our connection with other animals, in relation to human development and growth. Animal Being drops into the conversation and the experience between the human and animal world, and again deeper into the struggles for freedom, ethical surrealities and surges of wild vitality.
Animal Being, a performance, envelops us in these odd, often invisible dramas with humour, reminiscence and the gentle question: might there be other ways?
Filming and sound recording: Michel Nader Sayún Video: Jenni Kokkomäki
Photos: Visa Knuuttila Supported by: Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Helsingin kaupunki, Pohjoismainen kulttuurikeskus
Performed in Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival and in April 2022 at Oranssi Cultural Center.
An urban flock, a dance between four performers of diverse embodiments, encountering each other and their surroundings through movement, a score, spontaneity and listening. Following what emerges in the space of togetherness, the dance is always new. Co-composed from histories and the present moment, Kellokoski’s playful sound accompanies the casual suspense and timeless ease of the glimmering urban flock.
Performed in Espoo-päivä, Tapiola 2021 & 2022 ja Liikkumisen riemua kaikille! Vammaisten päivän aamutilaisuus, Helsingin kaupungintalo, 2021, Helsinki Päivä 2022, Joensuun Parafest 2022.
Concept: Sally Davison Performers: Siiri Tiilikka, Jonna Lehto, Kadar Khristan, Georgie Goater Sound: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski Photos: Jussi Ulkuniemi, Anu Päivinen
Re: is a performance that looks into the experience of memory is a common ground yet a celebration of individuality creates a space for details that can be recognized blurs the line between a truth and a lie is an imprinted landscape on the skin is an invitation to you by five artists Performers: Folke Narin, Ruben Nagore, Jonna Lehto, Annimaria Koivunen Anna Jaanisoo Performed in August 2020 at Tervasaari Amphitheatre, Helsinki. Photos: Ilmari Fabritius
Losing the Concept(s) of Self – but Still Talking (2020)
Working group: Teemu Päivinen, Jenni Kokkomäki, Jonna Lehto, Gabriele Goria, Miro Mantere, June Horton-White
The performance is a peek into the 100-year-old subconscious of Finland. Performers: Jonna Lehto, Teemu Päivinen Live looping and sound manipulation: Miro Mantere Videos: Jenni Kokkomäki Concept: Teemu Päivinen
Losing the Concept(s) of Self – but Still Talking and 001 IMOUS – Teknoshamanistinen pikkujouluistunto are parts of The Autopsy of Democracy performance trilogy led by artists Teemu Päivinen and Jenni Kokkomäki from the theatre company Pluckhouse. The Autopsy of Democracy is investigating the death of democracy and it`s cause. During 2017-2020 the working group extended an anarcho-carnivalistic gaze upon the core elements which democracy is supposedly based on. Does such a system truly based on equality of rights and operation exist, or is democracy rather a textual wrapping paper for a less flattering order?
Photos: Jenni Kokkomäki
We rise at eight (2019)
Video by Jenni Kokkomäki. Galleria Huuto, Helsinki 2019.
Videos: Jenni Kokkomäki Music: Miro Mantere Performers: Akseli Aittomäki, Ida Backer, Alena Dittrichová, Suvi Hänninen, Hanna Iitti, Timo Jokitalo, Jenni Kokkomäki, Aarni Korpela, Jonna Lehto, Miro Mantere, Minja Mertanen, Teemu Päivinen and Juha Sääski Butoh instructor: Minja Mertanen In addition to Kokkomäki, the videos were filmed by Jonna Lehto and Teemu Päivinen. Höyhentämö – Pluckhouse took part in the production of the video.
Oiva Avio (2019)
Lentua Kollektiivi 19
Patella – floating bone (2018-19)
LUDE ja puremia kolmessa ajassa (2018)
Uneksivat puut (2017)
Vaelluksia Lähiöissä-Tracing Suburbia (2017)
La Famiglia – I know I put it somewhere (2016)
Raksa – Tanssia työmaalla (2016)
Chinese Whispers (2016-17)
Ha Blah Wah (2015)
Philosophical Garden (2015)
Philosophical Garden- Audiovisual Installation with Live Art was a collaboration between Finnish and Icelandic artists in Akureyri in Northern Iceland. Working group created an audiovisual installation and organised a live art happening in Gallery Deiglan. In the opening event Kaaos Company presented an excerpt from their piece InfloreSense and also performed in the Botanical Garden of Akureyri. Curator: Mari Krappala Visual art: Laura Miettinen E-mail Conversation piece: Mari Krappala, Karl Guðmundsson Fabric installation: Rosa Juliusdottir and Karl Guðmunðsson Costume design: Jonna Jónborg Sigurðardóttir and Brynhildur Kristìnsdóttir Kaaos Company performers: Mirva Keski-Vähälä, Jonna Lehto, Gunilla Sjövall, Silke Schönfleisch, Lau Lukkarila Kaaos Company artistic director: Sally Davison
Photos: Sally Davison
Duettoja Välittämisestä (2014)
Pulla Kuuppanen (2014)
Since the year 2015 Jonna Lehto has been working as a DanceAbility teacher in DanceAbility Sunday workshops for adults, DanceAbility children’s classes and DanceAbility Finland’s outreach programmes Informance and UnseenSeen.
Informance – Dance out of Line 2019
Varjosta Valoon – UnseenSeen 2018-19
Dance department of Vocational special education college Ammattiopisto Live 2019