OMIA RUHJE - PREMIERE
Culture Centre Caisa 18th of January 2024
Omiaruhje collective’s second full length work, Omia ruhje, is a critique commenting on patriarchy with a poetic, physical approach that expresses the personal experiences while reflecting the current global.
With a touch of humour and lightheartedness, the dance, circus and spoken word responses to misogyny and mouldy power structures.
The piece investigates the place of women who too often fall short in the contradicting expectations of society.
Tar and other matters is a 20-minute piece by Omiaruhje collective’s dance artists Emilia Ahopelto and Meri Salmela. It is a celebration of strength stemming from mundane and life changing moments of struggle and delight.
The piece contemplates the influence of the world's structures and expectations passed down by generations on the way of existing, creating and shaping one's own life. It lightheartedly gathers themes and ideas, such as, growing towards light, fighting, playing, and beauty standards and -rituals.
Through mediums of dance, object manipulation, literary art, and sound, the artists present an entity of ecstatic escapism with distinct ways of moving that take the performers through tar and other matters.
The piece premiered at the Redfest festival in France 3rd of August 2023.