KEIDAS residency


KEIDAS RESIDENCY

Keidas residency project was started on the 20th anniversary year of K&C in 2016. The mission of the residency project is to provide space for the freelance dance field and strengthen the artistic identities of dance artists. Every year, K&C offers its studio space at the Cable Factory in Helsinki for rehearsal and performance periods of independent artists – for free.

The idea of Keidas – Oasis – was inspired by the current situation of the independent scene. Keidas is a political space that is not curated by curators, or programmed by programmers. Keidas is an oasis of artistic work, a space for the marginal. It provides a safe space for discourse,  free from the pressures of premieres and commercialism.

It is crucial that Helsinki has an artist-led venue of free speech and actions. Keidas residencies are tailor-made for the needs of the selected artists.

Keidas residencies take place during May-August. Artists are selected through an open call, which is announced separately.

 


KEIDAS RESIDENCIES IN 2019

Residence artists/groups in 2019 are: Mikko Niemistö and group, Tuuli Vahtola and Vanessa VirtaHeli Keskikallio and Linda Martikainen, Tiia Kasurinen, Veli Lehtovaara.

Keidas performance evenings for the audience take place in August at K&C Space. Each evening consists of two performances.
20.8. at 19:00 – Tiia Kasurinen, Tuuli Vahtola & Vanessa Virta
21.8. at 19:00 – Tiia Kasurinen, Tuuli Vahtola & Vanessa Virta
22.8. at 19:00 – Kantakoski, Niemistö, Nyberg, Vahtola, Linda Martikainen & Heli Keskikallio
23.8. at 19:00 – Kantakoski, Niemistö, Nyberg, Vahtola, Linda Martikainen & Heli Keskikallio

Cash payment at the door, recommendation 10 €.
K&C Space, Cable Factory, C staircase 4th floor
(Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki)

 

I’M NOT ENTIRELY HERE (CYBERSAD) – Tiia Kasurinen

Concept, choreography, performance: Tiia Kasurinen
Sound design: Olli Lautiola

 

I WORE WHAT I WOULD WEAR AS ME – Tuuli Vahtola & Vanessa Virta

 

A POINT OF NO RETURN – Kantakoski, Niemistö, Nyberg, Vahtola

Choreography and performance: Mikko Niemistö, Jan Nyberg and Tuuli Vahtola
Costume design, visuals: Justus Kantakoski

Supported by the Finnish Arts Promotion Centre

 

S-PROJEKTI – Heli Keskikallio & Linda Martikainen www.facebook.com/Sprojekti

 

The fifth Keidas residency artist is choreographer Veli Lehtovaara, who will work on the upcoming performance Katkelma 468. It takes place at the old oil container in Kruunuvuorenranta 15.-18.8.2019
http://spacetimelove.com

 


2018

 


Keidas residencies in 2018:
June Mira Kautto ja Sara Kovamäki
July IRMA-kollektiivi, Leila Kourkia and group, Emil Uuttu and Vicente Ugartechea.


 

PLEASURES – Emil Uuttu and Vicente Ugartechea
Dramaturge: Emil Uuttu
Performance artist: Vicente Ugartechea

 

 

FIRSTLOVE – Sara Kovamäki

 

STATION TO STATION TO STATION – Mira Kautto

Choreography and dance: Mira Kautto
Music: Timo Kaukolampi

 

SILMÄSTÄ SILMÄÄN – Leila Kourkia

Choreography and dance Leila Kourkia
Dance: Minna Karttunen

 

 

MOUTHING (SUUJUTTU) – IRMA-kollektiivi

 


2017


Keidas residencies in 2017:
January Masi Tiitta and group
May Maija Nurmio and group


 

OH, FOREST
Maija Nurmio

Choreography: Maija Nurmio and group

Dance: Jonna Eiskonen, Kati Korosuo and Maija Nurmio
Costume design: Kirsi Gum
Sound design: Miikka Ahlman
Lighting design: Raisa Kilpeläinen
Mentor: Sanna Kekäläinen
Production: Barker-teatteri, K&C Kekäläinen & Company and Maija Nurmio

www.maijanurmio.com

Photo: Miikka Ahlman


 

VIOLA

Choreography:
Masi Tiitta together with Hanna Ahti and Anna Torkkel
Dance:
Hanna Ahti and Anna Torkkel
Mentor:
Sanna Kekäläinen
Production:
K&C Kekäläinen & Company, Ehkä-tuotanto, Masi Tiitta

Photo: Jukka Herttua

http://www.masitiitta.portfoliobox.me/

 


2016


Keidas residencies in 2016:

May Janne Marja-aho and Martin Bergström,
December Johanna Ikola and group


INTIMA Ö

Concept: Johanna Ikola
Choreography and performance: Johanna Ikola and Jouni Majaniemi
Mentor: Sanna Kekäläinen
Production: K&C Kekäläinen & Company, Johanna Ikola
With: Kaisa Niemi

 

Photos: Joakim Pusenius

 

 

 


NATURA DISKOTEKA
Janne Marja-aho & Martin Bergström

Concept & performance: Janne Marja-aho & Martin Bergström Choreography: Janne Marja-aho
Scenography, costume design: Martin Bergström
Sound design: Ona Kamu
Mentor: Sanna Kekäläinen
Production: K&C Kekäläinen & Company