Flow Festival’s art program expands to the Finnish National Opera
Contemporary dance, electronic music and audiovisual art come together prestigiously at the Finnish National Opera’s Almi Hall the 7th and 8th of August.
Flow Festival presents art cross-sectionally and for the first time, Flow’s art program is expanding outside the festival area to the Finnish National Opera. Contemporary dance, electronic music and audiovisual art take over the Finnish National Opera’s Almi Hall the Wednesday and Thursday preceding Flow Festival the 7th and 8th of August.
The pinnacle of the evening is an unprecedented dance portrait Autobiography Edits, the awarded collaboration of British choreographer Wayne McGregor and the American visionary of electronic music Jlin. The piece is performed by ten dancers from Company Wayne McGregor with live music performed by Jlin. Wayne McGregor is known as a pivotal reformer of contemporary dance and his groundbreaking work as a choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Jlin has gained stature in the field of experimental electronic music and gained a strong following.
Autobiography Edits is an abridgement of the piece Autobiography that premiered in October of 2017. It is abstract reflective thoughts on the self, life, writing, remembered pasts and speculative futures. Jlin’s distinctive, complex and multitiered music makes the performance exceptionally captivating.
Both nights are opened by Fractal Fantasy’s Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones, presenting a show mixing together experimental electronic music and audiovisual art. As esteemed producers, DJs and visual artists Hawke and Jones push the limits of club culture in a never before seen way. The artists command the music and visuals with motion detecting technology and transform into avatars on the screen. Live DJ-sets will also be accompanying the evening at the Almi Hall foyer.
Flow Festival presents:
Wayne McGregor & JLin: Autobiography Edits
Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with the dancers
Jlin in partnership with Unsound
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones Live A/V
Wednesday and Thursday, 7th and 8th of August at 19.30
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tickets will go on sale on the 3rd of April.
Preview the performance here