From 7-27th July 2012 Ptarmigan will be on residence at the Performance Center in Suvilahti.
Ptarmigan will use the summer residency as a way to develop the concept of perfhop. Perfhop aims to encourage sharing between a variety of performance and experimental approaches.
Since January 2012 perfhop has existed as an experimental space to explore all kinds of ideas, actions, gestures, sounds and words that might possibly look/ sound/ feel like what is termed as performance or live art. Above all, perfhop explores how individual practices can be developed in shared space. Ptarmigan develop projects that exist outside of traditional realms and seek to create opportunities for adventurous and challenging scenarios.
Saturday 7th July 16:00-18:00 - introduction and brainstorm session
Sunday 8th July 14:00-18:00 - Tools To Translate: TID workshop with Arlene Tucker & Sari TM Kivinen
Saturday 14th July - Workshop facilitated by John W. Fail
Saturday 21st July 18:00-21:00 -- performance evening
Thursday 26th July 18:00-21:00 - performance evening and wrap up
Ilia Belorukov first came by way of Ptarmigan three years ago, when he performed at our first-ever event. Since then he's become one of the leading improvisatory voices in Russian music, performing solo and in various groups. As a saxophonist, Belorukov is unparalleled in skill, reaching the outer limits of the instrument. He also works electronically, and is often found using a laptop or other electronic processing on his saxophone, or without the sax.
Tonight Ilia collaborates with Edgars Rubenis, a similarly prominent improvisational musician from Riga, Latvia. Edgars plays in the group Mona de Bo and recently headlined the Servataguse Muusika festival last year in Tallinn, in a trio with Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova. Edgars free-rock-noise guitar stylings are wild and unpredictable, and with Ilia, two of the Baltic region's brightest stars burn together.
KIWA is multichannel meta-artist, lives and works in Estonia and Asia. He actively explores and blends different media, from conceptual objects to total audiovisual environments: all together functioning as a hypertextual research of meaning-making and cultural codes on different levels, collective and personal myths. He has been participating more than 300 exhibitions and festivals and held 30 solo exhibitions. KIWA is also active as lecturer in the Estonian Academy of Arts (since 2006) and curator (since 1999), promoting interdisciplinary and research-based projects of the younger generation of Estonian artists. He published three books and the anthology of estonian experimental literature. Last year he also finished his first full-length documentary movie “Wariazone” (with anthropologist Terje Toomistu) about Indonesian transgender phenomenon. He started experimenting with sound in the late 80s, was involved some of the fastest punk-bands in the 90s and moved to the experimental sound explorations around 2000 when he initiated a series of sound-art/multimedia events with a code name “Metabor".
The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic educational system designed by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984). The Feldenkrais Method aims to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.
In Awareness Through Movement classes, people engage in precisely structured movement explorations that involve thinking, sensing, moving, and imagining. Each lesson consists of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Awareness Through Movement lessons attempt to make one aware of his/her habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and to expand options for choosing new ways of moving while increasing sensitivity and improving efficiency.
If you have your own exercise/yoga mat, bring it with you.