Saari-Island, a new dance and video by Finnish-born Sari Nordman, is an investigation into personal history and how encountering new environments shapes one’s identity. The work explores how these encounters illuminate a conversation between past, present, and the path ahead.
Sari Nordman makes dances and videos, and loves to travel to the isolated parts of the world. She has presented her choreography in the US and her native Finland, and has enjoyed artist residencies nationally and internationally. In the summer 2018 she will attend a month-long artist residency at Eckerö Post and Customs House in Finland. She has worked with choreographer Dean Moss since 2009. She holds an M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch Dance. Most recently she has received funding from Finlandia Foundation National in support of her art-making.
Her aim as an artist is to let her simple, humble human life and art-making dissolve into one interconnected entity where both enrich and feed each other. She also wants to present her knowledge of a female body and mind, and become more conscious of women’s possibilities and skilled in sharing that information. The aim of her artistic practice is to cultivate poetry and explore humanity.
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