Show photographer Venla Helenius

Kaisa Nieminen & Marika Peura: down below things shudder

  • Schedule

    Thu 13.4.2023 at 19.30

    Fri 14.4.2023 at 19.30

    Sat 15.4.2023 at 17.30

    Mon 17.4.2023 at 19.30

    Duration 1 h, no intermission


down below things shudder

Honey on the rocks, lava in the spine.
Lä-ääh, lä-ääh, uuuh aaah! (or how does one transcribe the ocean?)
Body rolling, body rolling, heavy waves through my muscle tonus.
Eyes low, wavy like the sea, the landscape listens.
Wait, can you feel it?
Another body wave gyrating through me.
I want you to notice it, I made it for you!
My sweat, my lava - a grandiloquent sequence.
Ooops, oh my!
Can you come closer?

The piece fantasizes about the potentiality of dancing; rolling waves, tenacious bodies, the desire to dance overflowingly. Five dancers surrender to the intimacy of dancing; to the experientiality and exchange of energy, engaging in the search of frantic expressions and pleasures of the dancing body.

The name of the piece is a line from poet Rebecca Tamás poem WITCH VOLCANO. (Tamás 2019: 103).

The work is part of Dance House Helsinki’s SPARKS project. Supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, SPARKS is an artistic development project which is carried out in 2020–2023. The project will produce three premieres for both the Erkko Hall and Pannu Hall.

The performance uses theatre smoke, bright lights and loud music.

Ticket information

Discount tickets | Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts: 15 €
Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.
Pensioners | 23€
Professional ticket | Members of STST and SVÄV: 15 €. Purchase limit one ticket.
Group ticket | Minimum amount 10 persons: 21€. For group bookings contact: info@tanssintalo.fi

Pay What You Can | A small number of "Pay What You Can" tickets are also on sale for all Dance House's own productions as well as for Zodiak and TSC productions. PWYC tickets fo down below things shudder are available at the info point that is located at the Cable Factory's Glass Courtyard and here.

Kaisa Nieminen

Kaisa Nieminen is a dancer-choreographer. Her dance background is in street dance; mainly in hip hop and waacking. This background is reflected in her artistic work and her relationship with the movement. She graduated with a master's degree in choreography from the Inter-University for Dance Berlin (HZT) in 2019. Nieminen is also a member of the rap group Pimeä Hedelmä.

Marika Peura

Marika Peura is a freelance choreographer, dancer and performer based in Helsinki. She works multidisciplinary in the fields of dance and contemporary performing arts. She is interested in the emotional, poetic and political nature that unfolds from the experientiality of the body, and strives for choreography where sensitivity, darkness and humour are in an intimate and uncanny relation. In 2020 Peura graduated from the MA Choreography program at Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki. She has studied contemporary dance during the years 2014–2017 at Uniarts Helsinki and at HZT's Dance, Context, Choreography programs. Peura’s dance background is in street & club dance culture. This is reflected in her artistic practice and in the relation to bodily movement.

Photo: Venla Helenius



Kaisa Nieminen, Marika Peura


Selma Kauppinen, Lau Lukkarila, Kaisa Nieminen, Caroline Suinner, Marika Peura

Sound designer

Tiikka Drama

Light designer

Luca Sirviö

Set designer

Virpi Nieminen

Costume designer

Joona Huotari


Hanna-Kaisa Tiainen


Kaisa Nieminen, Marika Peura

Tanssin talo


Finnish (osana SPARKS-hanketta), Taiteen edistämiskeskus

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