San Francisco-based choreographer Raisa Punkki and Finnish film director Pauliina Punkki will debut the third installment of a ten-year project, “Roadmap 2015-2025” at the San Francisco International Arts Festival; with nods to Virginia Woolf and Gloria Steinem, A Room (Of Our Own) is a live performance where movement, film and art collaborate on what it means to be female: it will feature 4 dancers along with a cinematic manifestation “Hahmo” who insinuates itself into the narrative to observe and interact.
Thursday, June 1, 8pm; Saturday June 3, 9:30pm; Sunday, June 4, 2pm
A Room (Of Our Own) is an investigation into what it means to be a woman based on memories, pictures, ideas and molds that we either are trying to fit or escape. “The idea that women are mysteries is a myth,” say the sisters. “It’s more a matter of not being listened to or heard. Matka is the Finnish word for journey, and this is a documentation of the feminine, how society regards it, and what happens as we pass through the seasons of our lives.”
For A Room (Of Our Own) three other important collaborators have been added to the mix, lighting designer, Maria Ros Palmklint (Sweden), cinematographer Jarmo Kiuru (Finland) and Aaron M. Gold (Bay Area). In addition to the 4 live performers—Mihyun Lee, Fanni Miettinen, Meegan Hertensteiner and Raisa Punkki—the narrative will include Hahmo, best described as a “cinematic manifestation” who emerges in the narrative to observe and interact with the live performers.
Founder of Roadmap 2015-2025
Founder of Roadmap 2015-2025 Founder of Dance Company punkkiCo
Roadmap 2016 visiting Artist