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. Artists are selected through an open call.

Open call for Keidas 2020 received 20 applications from Finland and abroad. Seven artists were selected. Unfortunately, the residencies had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Residencies will take place in Oct-Nov 2021 and June-July 2022.

In the summer of 2021, Keidas hosted choreographers Lin Da and Heli Keskikallio (S Project).

In October 2021,  three artists Nadja Pärssinen, Riina Kalmi and Sonja-Riitta Laine, work in residence.  The rest of the residencies planned for 2020 will take place during 2022.


2019

 


Keidas Residencies in 2019

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

Keidas performance evenings for the audience took place 20.8.-23.8.2019 at K&C Space in Helsinki. Each evening consisted of two performances.

 

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 worked on the performance Katkelma 468. It took 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