Dansens Hus

20. October - Kl 19.00

Viita is a celebration of femininity, vitality and the art of dancing. Seven powerful and expressive women captivate the audience with their flowing dance, full of energy and bodily memories. The title of the piece, literally meaning a birch forest that just came out, refers to something new, unexpected, wild and mysterious. Choreographer Ervi Sirén is a renowned dance artist and teacher who has had a wide-spread influence on the development of contemporary dance in Finland. Sirén is performing herself in Viita.

Ervi Sirén
Throughout her career spanning over three decades, Finnish dance artist Ervi Sirén has studied and developed her unique movement thinking. Her sensitive, subtle and profound understanding of the dancing body has strongly influenced the dance training in Finland during her years as a teacher at the Theatre Academy (1980-89) and as professor of Dance Department (1998-2007). At the age of 60, Sirén once again entered the freelance dance field and became house-choreographer of Zodiak – Center for New Dance for 2010-2011.