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  • von Bagh, Jenni-Elina (2018)
    This written part of my final theses work focuses on my own choreographic work through a nomadic framing. I go through methodologies and principles in choreographing, that bring us closer to a question of non-identification, pre-individuality and nomadism. I am curious to consider the phase of my artistry as a transitional phase concerning my personal relationship to dance and choreographing but also considering a general atmosphere in philosophical discourses and art; a step from postmodern and poststructuralist discourses to the realm of new materialism and posthumanism. Through my writing and exemplification of my own artistic works, especially my artistic final work: a life -nomadic melodrama, I want to analyze how a co-resonance of specifically Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy influence and give support to artistic work and artistic thinking. In the first chapter I go through couple of general aspects in my choreographic working. I articulate three different perspectives that can be generalized as artistically valuable. These are such as translation as a choreographic method, semantic and somatic as compositional co-partners, and the question of body in the realm of becoming. In the second chapter I introduce theoretical backgrounds to my artistic working through philosophic concepts such as ”becoming”, ”assemblage”, ”nomadism” and ”a life” that specifically resonated in the way I approach my artistic work as non-essentialist. The third chapter is an investigation of my artistic final work a life -nomadic melodrama. First I elaborate some theoretical and artistic influences for the starting point of the process. Then I introduce some methodologies used in the process. I will also introduce the structure of the piece to exemplify how the before mentioned concepts concretize in this particular work. In the fourth chapter I go through certain nomadic principles that has affected especially the artistic process of a life - nomadic melodrama and my artistic thinking in general.
  • Gurevitsch, Sara (2018)
    This paper explores findings of connectivity and feeling relating to my latest artistic process Dry storm in Theateracademy of Helsinki. It sheds light on experiencing relative sensing of time and space through body’s structures of communication in a framing of choreography. I share experiences and observations of practicing choreography that reveal my interest towards processual being and embodied connectivity. I will highlight experience as a starting point for a choreographic process and ponder translation as a choreographic tool, to bring fourth transformability of a body and processual composition. In relation to feminist, philosopher Rosi Braidotti’s and mathematician, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead’s thinking I find support in articulating the creative realm of Dry storm. I will explore some of the interfaces and relativities that Whitehead’s speculative realism and choreography create and what they seemed to communicate. I will map out the thought and experience -processes leading towards somatic imagining and open more the physical practices that formulated Dry storm. Besides using Whitehead’s process ontological concepts and Braidotti’s thinking, this paper draws terminology and ideas from i.e. philosopher Elizabeth Grosz and dramaturge Jeroen Peeter’s. In this paper I attempt to leave endings open, return and cycle around, reflect ways to organize through relativity of feeling.
  • Järvinen, Hanna (2014)
    In 1916, during the American tours of the Ballets Russes company, Vaslav Nijinsky created a choreography to Richard Strauss's tone poem Till Eulenspiegels lustische Streiche, nach alter Schelmenweise, in Rondo Form (1894-1895). Only performed during the tour, the work was long deemed a failure or an indication of the choreographer's approaching insanity. Tracing the reviews and other contemporary materials, this article asks what can be known of a past performance and rehearsal practice - and what our interpretations of the past reveal of present-day concerns and assumptions about dance as an art form.
  • Järvinen, Hanna (2009)
    Following my article on Vaslav Nijinsky's L' Aprè s-midi d' un Faune (1912), I turn my attention to Jeux, the first of Nijinsky's two choreographies for the 1913 season of the Ballets Russes. Made to a commissioned score by Claude Debussy, Jeux (Games) dealt with the chance meeting of three sporty young people in a twilit garden or park. Based on contemporary responses and the choreographer's notations to Debussy's manuscript score, I discuss how Jeux addressed modern life and what in this disconcerted the audiences of the Ballets Russes. Although the work disappeared after only one season, I argue it brings to the fore questions of canonisity and success that are still relevant in our discourse of art, today.
  • Järvinen, Hanna (2009)
    Three-dimensional theatrical space is often taken for granted as a precondition of dance. Already in 1912, the choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky provoked much discussion with a work that seemingly turned the performance into a moving, two-dimensional picture. L’Après-midi d’un Faune has achieved notoriety because of the objections some contemporary critics raised against the ‘immoral’ behaviour of the principal character, but I argue the style of the work brought about an important shift in how dancing was conceptualised as something composed by a choreographic author.
  • Näkki, Iiro (2018)
    This written thesis is an analysis of my artistic thesis work provide from 2017. The thesis outlines a multiplicity of frameworks included in the making of provide and situates those frameworks into wider discourses. In doing so, the thesis presents the analysis of one’s own artistic work as a form of self-reflection that both generates understanding and, simultaneously, re-structures the original artistic work. The oldest included parts of this thesis were written in May 2017, the most recent chapters being from March 2018. The structure of the thesis starts from the most recent, moving towards the oldest: the text proposes a return towards its initiative. However, this flow of time is not exact. Old chapters have been re-written and more recent chapters have been built on some of the very first texts. Through its structure, this thesis presents its own writing process as one of continuous re-writing, reflecting the artistic process of its analysis. Both this thesis and the artistic thesis work provide are then similar in that they both contain a possibility to pay attention to the complexity of time and to address the transformation from a place to another. They both try to contextualise their situation, and to understand the frameworks they operate in and through. These frameworks are presented as a fragmentary, yet creating coherence in their interconnections. In the first section Themes, Methods, Interests I open up two central interests of provide and this analysis: the process of artistic creation as building a place for choreographic work to appear in, and acts of re-enactment as a means to research ideological realms of text or performance. The first of these interests I discuss alongside texts of Edward S. Casey and Marc Augé. The latter I discuss through all the artistic creations realized during my MA studies in the programme of choreography. In the middle section I discuss provide concentrating on spatiality and score. I attempt to situate the piece in the genealogy of installation art and to depict the dramaturgical whole of the performance in relation to the spectator alongside texts of Claire Bishop, Kirsten Maar and Christian Teckert. I also decompose the work to present its segments one at a time. Towards the end of this thesis, I open the thought context of the work, building on William Forsythe and Hans-Georg Gadamer. The text is concluded with a “speculative preface” written before starting to work on provide.