Ti A Maija Hirvanen Mesh c Dajana Lothert 11 08 2022 20x30 18
Show photographer Dajana Lothert

Maija Hirvanen: Mesh

  • Schedule

    Fri 16.09.2022 20:00

    Sat 17.09.2022 18:00

  • Post-performance discussion on Fri, Sep 16.
  • No intermission.

Mesh is a choreography that places human as a part of the more-than-human world. The choreography of the piece is built around the bodily intersections of fungi networks and ways of existence of beings, of interspecies communication and of being human. The performance gives birth to mystical and performative stage creatures, hybrids that move in between layers of being.

Mesh creates an organism of dance that reflects future and is connected to multiple life forms. At the core of the performance are the connections between things, transformations, and stretching the line of imagination.

In one part of the piece, distances between performers and audience are close. There may be brief physical contact. All performers are vaccinated and tested. Wearing a FFP2 mask is recommended if this causes concerns for you.

Mesh will premiered in August 2022 on the Hebbel am Ufer 2 stage as part of the Tanz im August festival.


Maija Hirvanen

Maija Hirvanen is a choreographer and performance maker based in Helsinki. Since the early 2000’s she has created performances that have been presented at festivals and venues in Finland and internationally, for instance at Zodiak, Kiasma, Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki Festival and Moving in November Festival in Helsinki, Tanz im August / Berlin, ImpulsTanz / Vienna, Sadler’s Wells / Lilian Baylis Studio / London, SPRING Festival / Utrecht, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and Dansens Hus / Stockholm.

Maija’s interests range from the relationship between art and different belief systems, collaborative processes within cultural practices and performance as collective memory to mechanisms of re-learning. She has shown her work in theatres, public spaces and galleries. Hirvanen has participated in many international artist laboratories and collaborated with other artists.

Read more: hirvanen.net

The event is organized by Zodiak - Center for New Dance


Choreography, direction

Maija Hirvanen


Marika Peura, Marlon Moilanen, Suvi Tuominen, Pie Kär

Light design

Heikki Paasonen

Sound design

Tatu Nenonen


Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, Tanz im August / Hebbel am Ufer 2, Fyysillisen aikalaistaiteen ystävät

Administrative and productional support

Arts Management Helsinki

Supported by

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

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