Show photographer Kai Kuusisto

Watch recording: Skin Hunger

Watch recording: Skin Hunger


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Johanna Nuutinen +Collaborators: Skin Hunger


1 H 15 min





Visceral and hypnotic, SKIN HUNGER explores the grounding force of tactile human experience – the sense of touch. The experience of touch is often intimate, private. In the work, the performer is brought close to the viewer through sound: the binaural soundscape created by sound designer Tuomas Norvio forms an immersive, three-dimensional environment, establishing a direct auditory connection to the bodies of six performers."

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The work premiered as part of Dance House Helsinki’s SPARKS project on October 25, 2023, in the Erkko Hall. The project, supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, was carried out from 2020 to 2023.

Introducing Johanna Nuutinen

Watch interview of choreographer Johanna Nuutinen.


Direction: Johanna Nuutinen
Dance: Auri Ahola, Jonna Aaltonen, Amie-Blaire Chartier, Jack Traylen, Yi-Chi Lee, Georgios Pelagias, Francesc Nello Deakin (understudy)
Choreography: Johanna Nuutinen with the dancers
Text: Melissa A.Thompson with Johanna Nuutinen and the dancers
Sound and music: Tuomas Norvio
Additional musicians: Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, Tapani Rinne, bass clarinet
Space, light and video design: Joonas Tikkanen
Costume design: Joona Huotari
Realization of the costumes: Renne Lehto, Satu Sarantaus, Joona Huotari
Dramaturgical support: Melissa A.Thompson
Introductory voice: Heidi Ajanto
Technical production: Lauri Lundahl (space), Eero Keskinen (sound)
Sound operator:
Eero Keskinen
Light operator:
Lauri Lundahl
Johanna Nuutinen, Tanssin talo
Production assistant: Karmen Hellenurm
Media assistant: Elviira Naarala (on-the-job training)
Co-production partners: Dance House Helsinki
Recording direction and editing: Thomas Freundlich Lumikinos Production
Camera operators: Thomas Freundlich, Teemu Kyytinen, Ari Kauppila and Antti Ahokoivu
Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Education and Culture. Support of recording: Funded by the EU - NextGeneration EU.
Special thanks to: People interviewed for the creation process, Anni-Kaisa Ojala & Jussi Ojala (RokoRok),Jarkko Lehmus, Natasha Lommi, Pekka Louhio, Saida Solla (the artists involved in the residency in 2021), Silentsystem Audio, the staff and technical department of Dance House Helsinki.

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