Simo Kellokumpu

Choreography as reading practice

TALK / Simo Kellokumpu (FI)

In continuation of the performance ALITY – a new piece by the acclaimed two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici – there will be a talk about the work with the Finnish choreographer and doctoral candidate Simo Kellokumpu.
The talk will be in english and take place after the performance of ALITY September 27th 6.30 pm.

Simo Kellokumpu describes the evening as follows

Choreography as reading practice

The title of the talk refers to the etymological and artistic history of choreography, which defines choreography as writing practice. By considering the reciprocal nature of writing and reading in the realm of choreographic art, the presentation introduces the choreographic potential of reading as a way to examine movements that set conditions for the choreographic to emerge. The following movements and transformations will thus be addressed:

from choreographer towards choreoreader
from choreographing towards choreoreading
from grounded embodied choreographic construction towards astroembodied choreostruction
from human body vessel towards human atmospheric organism

The event functions in dialogue with the choreographic work ALITY, and the informal discussion will be opened for the audience as well. Welcome!

Simo Kellokumpu
A Finnish artist, choreographer, and a doctoral candidate
in Artistic Research in the Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
His works explore the choreographic relations in between materiality and corporeality in various scales and contexts from queer space to intergalactic dimensions.
His current doctoral research project examines the choreographic potential of reading in parallel to understanding choreography as writing practice.

To join the talk you only need an entrance ticket to Kunsthal Charlottenborg – which you can buy at the entrance and it also gives you access to the performance ALITY and the other exhibitions at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

+16 years – 90 DKK
0-15 years – Free admission
Students – 50 DKK

When / 6.30 - 8 pm

Where / Kunsthal Charlotternborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K