What would it feel like to step into another person’s skin by hearing and feel the vibrations originating from within and beyond their body?
SKIN HUNGER is a full-evening stage work dealing with aspects of touch and effects of touch deprivation through multi-sensory means. The working process investigates how the relationship between the viewer-experiencer and the performer can become more experiential and intimate in a frontal proscenium arch theatre setting. Based on this developmental process, the work forms an immersive multi-sensory experience for audiences through a shared physical place and three-dimensional sound space.
Choreographer Johanna Nuutinen graduated from the Finnish National Opera Ballet School in 2002, before joining the Finnish National Ballet the same year. She had a successful career with the company while dancing soloist parts in works by several world-renowned choreographers.Since 2011, Nuutinen has created her own works for stage, screen and gallery spaces. During the next three years Johanna and her team will be investigating the world of senses and our sensory experiences.The series will consist out of three works that deal with visual perception as well as tactile and auditory senses through virtuosic motion, hypnotic visuality and the visceral world of sound.
Her recent works are ANON-The Act of Waiting (2018) and OPIA (2021). Nuutinen has also created commissioned works for the Finnish National Ballet and West Australian Ballet, among others.
- Choreography and Direction: Johanna Nuutinen
- On Stage: Natasha Lommi, Eero Vesterinen, Jonna Aaltonen, Pekka Louhio, Saida Solla
- Sound Design: Tuomas Norvio
- Scenography: Joonas Tikkanen
- Costume Design: Joona Huotari
- Dramaturge: Jarkko Lehmus
- Creative Producer: Lilja Lehmuskallio
- Production: Johanna Nuutinen +Collaborators
- Supporters: Sparks / Tanssin Talo (residency support 2021), Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki
- Premiere year: 2023
- Duration: 70 min
- Audience: Adults, Youth
- Stage dimensions: 10 m x 10 m x 6 m (minimum)