It has been fruitfull year, full of different performances, residencies and projects:

The Earth song, Licking things, Utopian empathy- performances, Connective patterns and Tourist-film was touring in Finland and abroad. Seven series Talk video-project was completed at february. The White Reindeer -play was touring in Russia (Dir. Hanna Kirjavainen), Energy Sounscape -innovation performance had its first performance at march with Kimmo Pohjonen, Tuomas Norvio, Janne Käpylehto, Satu Rekola & Johanna Ikola. Big scale walking performance Fenced dreams had premiere and succesfull performances in august at Zodiak – Center for new dance, Kanneltalo & Helsinki Festival.

I had two residencies in Hongkong (Cretive meeting point Honkong x Finland 2016-2018) and one residence in Portugal (espaço do tempo residence at Montemor-o-Novo). I had also pleasure to study in Sicilia one month (Passing through only) with David Zambrano and 40 different dancers around the world.

I was teaching choreography, improvisation and contemporary dance at Länsi-Suomen opisto, Jyväskylä university and Hongkong Arts academy. There was also annual dance film workshop: Repeat-pause-edit workshop in june and work at Tanssille ry as organizer for professional morning classes and workshops.

Thank you collaborators and all the wonderful artists that I have pleasure to work and pass through this year! See you next year!  –Sari

Photo: Uupi Tirronen, Licking things (Zodiak – Center for New Dance).

Photo: Uupi Tirronen, Licking things (Zodiak – Center for New Dance).