Ismo Danse Company à Musée Taide Halli Helsinki 
En arrière plan :  oeuvre de Susanne Gottberg
(c) Sakari Viika

Dessins de Sami Korhonen


Anybody's architecture: some body, par Ismo Dance Company

Following a proposal from Ricardo Fernandes Gallery (Stand 86), Marché Dauphine, located in the heart of Saint- Ouen Flea Market, welcomes Finnish dance group Ismo Dance Company on June 15, 16 and 17 at 2:30 pm. Three dancers will perform Anybody’s Architecture: Some Body around the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen (Finnish architect and designer).

Anybody’s Architecture: Some Body is a choreographic work based on the combination of the art of dance and architecture. The work is inspired by the structure of the body, relationships between people and architecture.

The forms and characters of three Finnish architectural sites, the Löyly Pavilion (Helsinki), the Temppeliaukio Rock Church (Helsinki) and the Hvitträsk Museum (Espoo), are used as visual sources and experimental ground in the work presented by Ismo Dance Company. These iconic places form an important historical chronology, from 1903 to our contemporary architecture.

Anybody’s Architecture series comprises of four separate solo dance works and one group choreography. This fifth work collects, rearranges and reshapes the choreographed movement material created together with three of the dancers of the earlier solo works into a poetic and multilayered group choreography. The three initial works were presented in the summer of 2017.

In Saint-Ouen, this fifth part will give rise to a dialogue between the dancers and the Futuro House, architectural creation by Matti Suuronen (Finnish architect and designer). About 100 copies of this house were built between the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their distinctive flying saucers style and their airlifter entry make these constructions very popular among collectors. Futuro House is made of polyester plastic and fiberglass, measuring about 3 meters high for 8 meters in diameter. Art dealer Benoit Ramognino (Velvet Galerie) has set up a Futuro House in the heart of Marché Dauphine.

For this presentation in Saint-Ouen, Finnish-costume-designer-based-in-Paris Sami Korhonen realized fascinating costumes. He created a unique entity based on the concept of performance, initiating a dialogue between architecture, body and expression. Human relationships with three-dimensional spaces, creating meaning and rooting in the world are at the heart of his work.

Anybody’s Architecture: Some Body is a co-production from Ismo Dance Company and Ricardo Fernandes Gallery. This project is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the National Council of Performing Arts, the Vantaa Dance Institute, Marché Dauphine and MOB Hotel.