Esplanade Presents


Sonja Jokiniemi and Daniel Kok

(Finland/Switzerland, Singapore)

28 Apr 2022, Thu, 8pm

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(Intermission: None)

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Photo credit: Taina Koistinen, Julian Hatwell

About the Event

Between A Square and an Octopus: Practices in Inter-Materiality

This collaborative project by Sonja Jokiniemi and Daniel Kok intertwines each artist’s long-standing exploration of different materialities. Choreographed into performative bricolages, they will endeavour to develop their poetics based on multiplicity and discover alternative modes of communication.
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About the Artists

Sonja Jokiniemi (Artist-in-Residence)

Sonja Jokiniemi is a choreographer, performer and artist. Through drawing, human and non-human actors, textile making, language and communication, she explores bodies and sensations to think around networks of things and beings. Interested in alternative modes of storytelling and utilising objects and processes traditionally regarded as women's craft, her works often engage physical labour, haptic relationships and aesthetics of intimate resistance. Jokiniemi's work has been supported by STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Leuven, Belgium; Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Helsinki, Finland and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. She is currently based in Helsinki and Lausanne.

Daniel Kok (Artist-in-Residence)

Daniel Kok is an independent choreographer, artistic researcher and curator. His works examine the relational politics between different “figures of performance” and the audience/public. By devising the performer as an intersectional subject, he mirrors the pluralism of the crowd and activates social encounters based on difference. Kok’s performances have been presented across Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, notably at ImpulsTanz in Vienna and Festival/Tokyo. He is the artistic director of Dance Nucleus, an independent dance space in Singapore for artistic research, creative development and critical discourse.

Date and Time

28 Apr 2022, Thu


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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