womenhood // humanhood

STOA 2018

In womenhood // humanhood dance artist and feminist Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen explored the social prerogatives of being seen and having a voice and a space as woman, through the embodiment of multiple personhoods.

The art piece was constructed from Pääkkönen’s autobiographic material; diaries, poetry and personal audio notes of moments defined or restricted by gender.

The artists combined and reflected her personal experiences to a wider social discussions and draw from the work of anthropologist Roberto DaMatta’s and his dichotomy of two different social universes home and street, private and public spheres respectively, and how a person is positioned and defined according to certain social prerogatives.


dance, choreography and sound design: Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen

light design: Milka Salonen

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