Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi, Emil Uuttu (FI): Wrestling Club

The Wrestling Club is a workshop and a performance. The artists gather to wrestle together with local workshop participants, to prepare participants’ bodies for the performance. Audiences are invited to follow the pre-written but unrehearsed performance, featured by a loud bass-driven DJ set, and feel the bodily experience of the wrestlers in their own bodies.

Wrestlers fight by holding and pushing instead of by hitting, kicking, or punching. Wrestlers try to pin each other to the ground – twisting, grappling and pressing against the opponent. Wrestlers of The Wrestling Club create wrestling anew, as a shared activity without history or predetermined trajectory. This kind of wrestling is not bound to numbers or embodiments – age, size or gender.

Wrestling feels like something – intensely. Feeling is the starting point of the sound design of the performance: the audience is surrounded by the lowest frequencies of the bass range, the ones that are felt rather than heard.

Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi, Emil Uuttu (FI): Wrestling Club

Workshop

The Wrestling Club workshop aims at preparing participants’ bodies for the performance. The workshop centres around consent, safety, power relations and contact.
 
Anyone, regardless of age, size and gender may participate in the workshop! The workshop will be directed by the Wrestling Club artists. Free to attend.

Ask for more information and sign up to the workshop to info@antifestival.com, +358 50 305 2005!

Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi, Emil Uuttu (FI): Wrestling Club

Credits

Choreographer: Anna Maria Häkkinen

Dancer: Lotta Suomi

Dramaturge: Emil Santtu Uuttu