Rapid action group
Coordinators: Aarni Korpela, Johanna Peltonen & Anna Taiponen
Working group: Aarni Korpela, Johanna Peltonen, Anna Taiponen, Anni Puuperä, Joonas Suomalainen, MIa Silvennoinen, Aino Kivi, Hanna Ryti & Anna Korolainen
Performances: Several performances in public spaces and festivals since 2013:
-2015 Lainsuojattomat(Theatre festival in Pori)
-2015 Kallio Block party
-2015 Street festival in Arabia
-2013 Maailma kylässä festival in Helsinki
-2015 several performances in public spaces in Helsinki
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Rapid action group is a project made in collaboration with Reuna-group and Theatre Pluckhouse. During the project the group has made several performances in public space.
Rapid actions groups goal is react to topical issues and make performances which comment society and environment. Performances and actions are made in different spaces. Rapid actions groups aim is to make performance and actions in the urban environment and close to people. City is the stage for the group.
Rapid actions group makes performances, demonstrations, secret-performances and many other things. They also keep workshops.
During year 2015 the group has focussed to perform with a project called "Minimalistic movers". It makes happenings/performances to public space by changing something small in the space. Minimalistic movers are minimalistic and silent in its actions. It is an opposite to loudness and grand actions.
Choreography: Anniina Kinnunen
Performers: Silvia Verges, Laila Luukkonen, Sari Seppänen, Heli Keskikallio, Sanna Pistemaa, Matilda Palomäki & Anni Puuperä
Performances:. 6.4 & 10.4.2013 in Narri Theatre Helsinki
Eudaimonia is a dance piece about happiness. It studys the question what brings us happiness.
Concept: Anniina Kinnunen
Performers: Elsa Heikkilä, Taru Aho, Marlon Moilanen, Kati Köykkä, Pauliina Palo, Virpi Velin, Satu Rinnetmäki, Marjut Ollitervo, Nadja Pärssinen, Anni Puuperä, Netta Lepistö, Silvia Verges, Anni Koskinen, Satu Tahvannainen & Ikko Alaska
(the performance ensemble varies in different events)
-UrbanApa X Ateneum festival 2015
-Art Fair Finland 2015
-"Taidelinja" in Pohjois-Haaga train station in collaboration with HSL 2015
-Eksplosion festival/ Eskus 2015
Cosmic Zoo is a art community which is based in Helsinki. Cosmic Zoo has members from different fields in art: dance, circus, fine arts, music and performance art. All the members share a passion to research improvisation based performing.
"Radio" is a performance concept which Cosmic Zoo has researched and performed in different venues during year 2015. The performance studies individuals relationship to group, sounds, pictures, space and other impulses.