Positive Discrimination?

PODCAST BY SILVA LAUKKANEN, PHOTOS BY DAVID WOHLSCHLAG

In this episode of DanceCast, Silva interviews Maija Karhunen, a dancer and performer based in Helsinki, Finland. Maija discusses the practicalities of touring as a disabled dancer, attitudes in Europe toward disability, how to navigate the special attention that disability voices receive, and her desire to grow in both her professional and personal identity.

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Maija Karhunen works with choreographers and directors in Finland and Europe. She studied dance and choreography in Finland, the Netherlands and Germany. Her interests lie in the all-encompassing performativity of the human, questions of power, intimacy, the personal, and the grotesque. She works also in the field of (dance) writing and critique.

Gessnerallee Zürich: Marc Philipp Gabriel & Maija Karhunen «Ajima» from Gessnerallee Zürich on Vimeo.

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