Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clubroom, day one!

JOKAklubi means ‘any club’ in Finnish and is basically a group of performing artists, some permanent members, some not, who get together to create spontaneous, improvised series of short performances over one evening. Niina explained to us that JOKAklubi started life as a method for her and her friends (the core member group is made up of 3 women) to get together and do things, that it doesn’t need a permanent room to function but that it does need an external audience (participative or not) and that it somehow benefits from the presence or inclusion of so-called guest stars who appear repeatedly in various circumstances. She also explained that the need for recognized audience members was not necessary but the need to have trusted members within the performance team was.