Friday 28.9. 19.00 – 21.00
Saturday 29.9. 18.00 – 20.00
Element Studio Maaherrankatu Street 21
The Wrestling Club is a workshop and performance installation. The artists gather to wrestle with local workshop participants to prepare participants’ bodies for the performance. Audiences are invited to follow the pre-written but unrehearsed performance, featuring a loud bass-driven DJ set, and feeling the bodily experience of wrestlers in their own bodies.
Wrestlers fight by holding and pushing instead of 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 a 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 low frequencies of the bass range, those that are felt rather than heard.
Photo: Kristian Palmu