Masi Tiitta

La Mer

A double-exposed picture showing both a park street lined with linden trees and a pale yellow plastered facade of a house, and on top of the picture there is also a picture of an assumed woman in a white shirt and jeans standing next to a seascape.

Photo: Hertta Kiiski

La Mer (The Sea) approaches the sea as an experiential state, as various movements and stillnesses, and as an immensity impossible to represent or to grasp as a whole. The starting point of the performance is Claude Debussy’s orchestral work from 1905, titled La Mer.

The piece continues the series of works initiated by Masi Tiitta in which the working group has been exploring tiredness exhaustion as a bodily condition. In the new piece, the artists have been working towards opening the body to its surroundings. The dance originates from stillness, vulnerability, sensibility and freedom.

La Mer is a performance that can be observed like the sea. It creates a space for calmness allowing experiences of listening, sinking and connecting to happen. During the performance hours you can enter the space whenever and stay as long as you wish. One can also follow the performance throughout the three days. as a durational piece

The members of the working group work as choreographers and performers on the field of dance and performance. During the past few years they have collaborated on various occasions and in different constellations. La Mer premiered in June 2019 at Titanik Gallery in Turku.

Choreography: Masi Tiitta
Dance: Hanna Ahti, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Anna Mustonen, Anna Torkkel
Scent: HEELEY: Sel Marin
Production: Arte, Baltic Circle, Ehkä-production, Masi Tiitta
Residency: Central Finland regional dance center, Ehkä-production / Kutomo
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TOP Foundation
Illustration: Jukka Herttua

Wed 13.11. 11.30
Thu 14.11. 15.00
Fri 15.11. 19.00

Church of the Deaconess Institute
Alppikatu 2

Duration: 2 h

For participant:

You may enter the performance whenever and stay as long you wish.