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�INCLUSIVE� the performance event for the day against racism
Thursday March 30 19:00-22:00 Lavaklubi, L�ntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki
Together we are organising an event at Lavaklubi in Helsinki to contribute to the social and cultural life in Finland and to say NO to racism. The event focuses on the current issues of racism and discrimination of the society that we inhabit. To explore the problem along with addressing: What can be done? How can we be part of the solution?
We will explore those problems, engaged for tolerance, equal rights and celebrating our diversity by means of art. The event will contain several music and art performances, poetry, dance and video art.
This event has been organised and curated by Sepideh Rahaa and Vishnu Vardhani RAJAN
And the artists who will contribute to this event are:
Willem Wilhelmus, with a performance
a former student metallurgy
a former street worker
a former trainer in body awareness
now a former performer
Vera Lapitskaya and Natalia Kochelenko, "Chameleon"
"Chameleon" - is a journey into the ghost land of poetry and metaphors embodied by physical movement, music and text. Change your colour. Change your shape. Change who you are. Or stay the same, if you can...
Dance, text: Vera Lapitskaya
Music: Natalia Kochelenko
Duration: 20 minutes
Vera Lapitskaya is an independent dance artist. In her artistic work she is looking for a multidisciplinary approach which gives space for dance to meet music, paintings, poetry and other art forms.
Natalia Kochelenko is a musician who started her career as a classical violinist in Severomorsk city orchestra, Russia. Nowadays she is mostly interested in music improvisation and in combining that with another art forms like dance and performance. Lapitskaya and Kochelenko started to collaborate in the year 2014. In the year 2015 they established an art duet NotaBene which aims to create performances of different forms and genres accessible to versatile target groups: from children to elderly. https://notabeneduet.com/
Lisa E. Harris (1981), Black Solar Cells,
musical composition and performance piece �Black Solar Cells Work Really Well On Cloudy Days� is an experimental musical composition and performance piece based on call and response that mixes improvisational performance technology with ideas on Finnish nanotechnology and reflections on social justice practices in America, from a perspective of an African American woman.
Recognized by the Huffington Post as �One of Fourteen Artists that are Transforming Opera�, Lisa E. Harris is a creator. From Houston,Texas, this American soprano and composer who often creates with media, performance, and installation, is a filmmaker, singer/ songwriter, writer, educator, community organizer, environmental transformer and Mother Earth advocate as well. Harris clarifies her artistic voice through experimental film, improvisational performance and compositional practices, and further translates her music through the application of natural sciences, spirituality, popular song, melody, harmony, ritual and ceremony. She has created CRY OF THE THIRD EYE(2011) and CHILDREN OF THE LOST(2015), two acts of an eventual three act new opera film that considers displaced youth and gentrification in Houston�s Historic Third Ward district.
Aman Askarizad & Martina Mi�o P�rez , The Transparent Accent
The Transparent Accent is a metaphorical dialogue between visual and musical rhythms and forms that create fragmented meanings towards identity. The performance will combine and juxtapose various elements, which will emphasize the
multilayered complexity and beauty embedded in the exchanges between different cultures. The Transparent Accent explores the various forms that identity can take through the inevitable movement of bodies and the consequences of this movement.
Aman Askarizad (Born in Rasht, Iran,1986) is based in Helsinki. He has started practicing traditional Iranian music after he fell in love with Persian music and literature at the age of 16. He has completed his BA in Architecture and after working in the field of architecture he switched his focus to photography and art. However he has never parted from his Instruments. Identity, and memory associated with cultural and social issues is central in his artistic practice. He is now studying Master�s degree in Visual culture and Contemporary Art in Aalto University.
Martina Mi�o P�rez (ECU/1990) is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Helsinki, Finland. Through her research, she reveals how metaphors found in poetry, philosophy and experimental writing can transcend different material qualities and ways of expression. Martina�s works appear as dreamlike compositions, texts and images in which meanings shift and the realm of reality is absorbed by fiction. Her work has been exhibited and published in Finland and in Latin America.
Jordy Valderrama, Clara Petrozzi, Deborah Kamuyana, Pedro Aibeo, C�sar Aguilar, �Crossedhands�
Our performance is conceived on a basic idea, the accident we allow to happen. The cycle that is repeated because we take no action. Because of fear or negligence or both the power is always in the wrong hands. In a world where this is the rule Crossedhands brings us a message of understanding, standing and unification.
20 minutes show, in progression to a 45 minutes performance.
Performers in order of appearance
Carlos Jordy Valderrama Sol�
Formed as a mime, actor, dancer and puppeteer, Jordy Valderrama has taken courses with renowned national and international figures of the Dramatic Arts in Costa Rica, Spain, France, USA and the United Kingdom. He studied Classical Theatre at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and at the Desmond Jones School of Mime in London. Mr. Valderrama is also a Licensed Teacher of Art Education with a major in Dramatic Arts.
He has widely taught, directed and performed mime, contemporary dance, puppets, Classical Drama, Theatre Pedagogy and Show Management. His expertise includes lightning and scenery design, prosthetics and puppets for TV. He has worked for the Education Ministry of Peru, schools and educational institutions for the past 30 years, while also performing and directing. Jordy Valderrama is founder and director of the Puppet Theatre Company Transe�ntes Teatro de T�teres, and member of UNIMA Finland and of Catalysti Transcultural Artists in Finland.
Pedro Aib�o is a trained Design Architect (M.Sc., Dipl. Ing., TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Civil Engineer (M.Sc., Licenciatura, FEUP, Porto) with over 50 buildings designed and built on 15 countries currently practicing at "AIBEO architecture".
He is also a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico and at Wuhan University of Technology, China, and a Lecturer, Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, Finland on "Architectural Democracy". He has also regularly lectured about Architecture at the Universities of QUT Brisbane, TU Darmstadt and FAUP Portugal. He is the founder and Artistic Director of �Cidadania� theatre+games group, Germany, with written and directed theater plays at the United Nations and the Staatstheater Darmstadt on urban slavery and astronomy. He is a professional Musician at "Homebound" and the founder and Chairman of the "World Music School Helsinki ry�. He is a drawing teacher at the croquis nights in Helsinki and a comic novel writer on mathematics. He is a published current affairs author in several newspapers such as the "Dissident Voice" or the "Helsinki Times".
Violist, Violin and Viola Teacher, Composer, Musicologist.
As a researcher she has participated in several national and international musicology congresses. Founding member of Aurinko Ensemble, dedicated exclusively to performing Latin American art music. Clara has worked as a violin and viola teacher at several Suzuki summer camps in Peru and Finland and organized the course Introduction to the World�s Music Cultures at the Helsinki Summer University (2010�2012). Furthermore she has written seven chamber music pieces for different ensembles, all of which have been performed.
C�sar Aguilar Alcedo
Designer-artist, video maker, musician, cultural manager
During the last 5 years, I have realised over 300 videos on cultural and musical topics, arts and tutorials on my own Youtube channel, a wonderful means of promoting (Andean) culture and activities. Once familiarised with the video shooting and editing, I made some 30 marketing videos for different companies, and the clients recommend me for being a quick and talented editor and videographer with an eye for good angles. I have also experience in event photographing. My tools have basically been Canon 7D camera and FinalCut Pro editing programme. Being a creative musician, I can offer extra services in forms of music and design, and contact good musicians and other artists.
Deborah Kamuanya Tshiasuma
Artist sacred music gospel , author, composer and arranger. My vision is multidimensionnelle, I was participated in some events two times in Helsinki show, ,singing, dancing and playing somes music instruments.
I have five ready songs titled : 1. Tulula kafia 2. Le Saint � Esprit 3. Ma victoire 4. L�amour de Dieu 5. Adorons le p�re. ( year 2015 ) Designer clothing style, dressmaker in hute couture. I buy and sell everything and teach people how to dress and look beautiful.
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