Dance Artist & Pedagogue

My willful body brought me this far, I praise it through the movement.

UNTITLED RITUAL A memorial for my lost fat. Museum of Impossible Forms. November, 2020 Ph: Ulla Kokki

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My nemesis could not be completely executed because that means I have to kill myself…

A half-successful self-murder…

A joke that laughs at itself!

A pagan memorial service could be the first step to befriend the enemy.

By an eclectic collage of invented rituals, I revisit my deceased fat’s last years and our relationship.

This is a confessionary performance about my struggle with body-image issues, the pills and other demons that came with it.

Performer & creator: Mercedes Balarezo

Language: English

Dates & time

Thu. 5.5.2022 at 21:15

Fri. 6.5.2022 at 21:19

Sat. 7.5.2022 at 21:23

Sun. 8.5.2022 at 21:26

Place & address

Lapinlahden Lähde – Sininen Huone

Lapinlahdenpolku 8

00180 Helsinki

Ticket fee: 8€/4€

Pay what you can, sliding scale fee

Duration: 40 minutes

Sininen Huone is on the second floor and unfortunately at the moment does not have wheelchair access.

Trigger warning: content related to body-image issues and eating disorders. Stroboscope light effect at some point of the performance.

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Thanks to the support of

Niilo Helander Foundation &       

Theatre Circus Maximus


Mercedes Balarezo is an Ecuadorian dance artist and pedagogue based in Helsinki. She is interested in researching the voice and its relation with movement.

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