‘Spherical Space’ is a performance based on Contact Improvisation and is part of Mirva Mäkinen’s doctoral studies at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. In ‘Spherical Space’ Mäkinen examines the meaning of continuity, speed and rhythm through the philosophies of John Dewey and Richard Shusterman. The work explores continuation and the performer’s relation to ‘Spherical Space’, a term which refers to the three-dimensionality of movement. It focuses on the aesthetic experience of the artists and the choices they make as they move, considering elements such as continuity, rhythm, perception and identification.
Recommended age: 12+
Choreographer/Director: Mirva Mäkinen
Musicians in Helsinki: Antonio Alemanno & Juuso Hannukainen, in Derry: Tapani Heikinheimo
Costume design: Kati Mantere
Performers: Krista Arppo, Anni Koskinen, Sebastian López-Lehto, Iiro Näkki, Jouni Ruuth, Oskar Rask, Eevi Tolvanen, Zoe Ramsey
Image credit: Lauri Jäntti