Emerging critics

Heart Connection: a letter to Maria Nurmela

Dear Maria Nurmela, I watched the piece Closer to the Wild Heart, which you choreographed and performed, at this year’s KoresponDance festival in Žďár nad Sázavou. To my surprising delight… 

Three girls

Three girls sitting on the ground. Three girls exploring their memories. Surrounded by emptiness. Indulging in the impulses of their bodies. Rapid, then fluid. 

red against blue and

                                soft against rough   clashing views

                          of tin and greenery  

                hideous tubes and sumptuous plants

        arranged in a bizarre scenery




Do you remember our backyard? Do you remember my hug? All are gone now. 




The Cycle of a Flower Crown



I am wearing a flower crown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

small room





Many people, a barefooted woman and a man inviting me inside the building. I have my shoes on. How did it happen – I am a spectator.

Clowns – Cruelty in the infinite ballroom

Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns premiered in 2016 and this adaptation on screen for BBC’s ‘Performance Live’ strand Program was released already in 2018 before any remote idea of dystopian viruses and lockdowns.