Niko Hallikainen, Finland

Born and based in Helsinki, a dance critic whose fields of interest are spectatorship, body culture and psychoanalysis.

Features by Niko Hallikainen

Words as footsteps

on Spring Forward 2015

For me writing on dance has been a form of documentation. Each text is always an attempt to capture verbally something that has evaporated physically. The form’s requirement to be documented in writing is questioned by the visual access afforded by ArtStreamingTV's live broadcasts of some of this year’s festival pieces. It does so in such a way that, bewilderingly, many can have a personal, yet mediated, experience of a performance. In such a context this technical milestone questions my job as a writer.

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Performance reviews by Niko Hallikainen

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