When the dawn breaks
I am strong and weak
as the branches of the rowan tree
in the pale spring light


Combining Finnish folklore and Hans Christien Andersen's story "Red Shoes" to the female narratives of the Finnish national Epic Kalevala, Pihlaja investigates femininity and what it is to be strong.

 The piece comprises choreographed and improvised movement, projection, and an experimental soundtrack. As the different elements of the performance blend together, nature and technology and movement and the musician become one in this whirlwind of color and 

Created and performed by Anna Tiia Sorjonen and Fanny Guiffo

Composition: Fanny Guiffo

Sound design: Anna Tiia Sorjonen, Robbie Gunn

Projection: Josephine Welsh and Aqsa Arif