Dance Artist & Pedagogue

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

Photo: Sofie Isaksson

Upcoming events

Laura Cemin & Bianca Hisse:

How the Land Lies

Helsinki: Kiasma Theatre

  • 14.4.2023 at 19–20
  • 15.4.2023 at 15–16
  • 20.4.2023 at 19–20
  • 21.4.2023 at 19–20
  • 22.4.2023 at 15–16

Dublin: Aerowaves Festival


How the Land Lies is a performance for 5 bodies and 3 LED scrolling signs. These LEDs, usually encountered in public spaces as low-key advertisement signs, become tools to address the politics of language. Navigating between tourism slogans and visa questionnaires the dancers, who themselves carry experiences of migration and displacement between countries; interact with the text scrolling on the LED panels. As the words move on the screens, the bodies equally move them. Borders slowly blur: who can stay and who must leave? Who is seen and who remains hidden? What is allowed and what is forbidden?

Working group: Laura Cemin, Bianca Hisse, Mercedes Balarezo, Georgie Goater, Keithy Kuuspu, Giorgia Lolli, Fornier Ortiz, Sofia Ivarsson, VeraVice, Petri Henriksson


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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