Rhiannon Newton & Vidha Sauyma

Long Sentences

A white background with two human figures painted with watercolors in different shades of red. The characters sit on the ground and look at each other.

Baltic Circle – Rhiannon Newton & Vidha Saumya: Long Sentences – Photo: Vidha Sauyma

Held loosely by continuous threads, conversations meander and swell to encompass many perspectives. In something like the movement toward a well, thoughts journey and gather in places of shared concern. Slowly, together, we resist familiar emphasis, practice more gradual speeds and nourish feeling in place of form. Propelled by a back and forth motion, something that might be described as a feminist practice for paying attention, creates temporary spaces for thinking in longer durations.

Drawing together their respective practices in visual art, writing and choreography, Rhiannon Newton and Vidha Saumya offer different practices for situating actions and thoughts in alternative timescales and webs of relations.

The workshop is aimed at artists and art students from any discipline who are interested in practices of thinking in longer timeframes and working collaboratively in forms such as writing, moving and drawing.

The last session of the workshop on November 12 is open to the public.

Rhiannon Newton is an Australian choreographer and performer. She creates performance-based works that inhabit theatre, gallery and public spaces and draw attention to patterns of change and stasis within the body and our world. She also facilitates programs such as Talking Bodies and First Run, and works as a performer and collaborator with artists such as Mette Edvardsen, Amrita Hepi and Rosalind Crisp.

Vidha Saumya is a drawer, poet, cook and book maker. She seeks visual interest in congregating bodies, popular cultures and notions of deformity. She is a founding member of the Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki and is currently working on the project Monumentless Moments: Utopia of Figureless Plinths supported by the Kone Foundation, Finland.

Sign up by October 8th at

In collaboration with Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Helsinki International Artists Programme (HIAP)

Tue 22.10. 17.15
Tue 29.10. 17.15
Tue 5.11. 17.15
Tue 12.11. 17.15

Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Haapaniemenkatu 8

Price: 15 €
Duration: 10h
Language: English