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The motion of emotion

Tomi Paasonen

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Sunday

11:00-12:30

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Start your day with a sensual awakening ritual, connecting your body and mind with emotions through music and movement. In the first half we delve blindfolded into a deep meditative self-care session, set to a hypnotising soundscape. Let’s melt, unlock blockages, vent and energise the body, the mind and the soul. Blindfolded we stimulate listening, sensing, expand our breath, open our voices, sensitise our skin and dissolve our egos into a collective hive of love. As touch and consent comes into play, individual bodies meander into knotted bundles of interconnected movement, voice and breath. In the 2nd half we playfully connect to the music of a curated soundtrack that takes us through a journey of different emotional states. Collectively and individually we process emotions through dancing to music to express different sentiments, ranging from loneliness, sexiness, confidence and feelings around romance.

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Tomi Paasonen

Choreographer, Artistic Director and curator Tomi Paasonen’s international career as a ballet soloist ended abruptly due to an accident, which led him to create over 70 experimental eclectic stage productions over three decades. After working as a curator and Artistic Director 2013-2018 in Finland, he returned to the stage after 24 years of absence with a comeback solo trilogy, leading him now to close the circle by investigating his ballet roots from a queer and contemporary perspective.

www.paasonen.com

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