About to dance -Hammerfest 2011
Concept and Project Leading: Pia Lindy
Video: Riikka Theresa Innanen
About to dance is an on-going art project in which meetings and actions have moved out from theater space to street environment and other public sites. Meeting people face to face in public realm has opened possibilities to contemplate dance and embodiment in society as well as different performative aspects, alternative forms of performance and levels of communication.
In About to dance- street interviews I together with a video artist go out to the streets to ask people about their experiences and thoughts about dance and life.The answers for my questions are asked to to be done in movement (in front of the videocamera.) To these questions have answered adult people of different age, sex/gender, background in different streets, parks, market places, parking lots of different towns and cities in Finland and other countries eg. Spain, Russia, Czech Republic and United States. The edited (most often silent) videos of the these interviews have been shown in different circumstances as a catalyst for discussion or moving and in performance on different sites and situations.