Sunday, November 8, 2015

BLACK opening night friday 13.11 at 19.00 Barker Theater Turku Finland

                                         BLACK a solo dance for 2

Black is an intense, rough, mysterious solo dance in rage and peace in a bare environment with nothing else but a floor, lights, music.  And dance. Back to the instrument that matters most..the body. All additional and artificial grace is abandoned. Back to zero. Fragile and vulnerable yet brave and daring after 30 years of being in a home away from home. 

Choreography and concept Marjan Raar
soloist                       Marjan Raar
alter ego and soloist Linda Holmström
light design               Arttu Aarnio
music                        Muziekfabriek & others
marketing                  Barker Teatteri
pictures                     Jesper Dolgov

Opening night friday 13.11 at 19.00
Next performances: Saturday 14.11 at 19.00
                                 Sunday   15.11 at 15.00
                                 Friday     20.11 at 19.00
                                 Saturday 21.11 at 19.00
                                 Sunday   22.11  at 15.00

Black has been supported by Svenska Kulturfonden, Läntinen Tanssin Aluekeskus and Barker Teatteri.

Tickets : 15 &10 euro

Barker Teatteri
Raunistulantie 25 H Turku
directions on

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Working in Kunsthal 45 in Den Helder, the Netherlands

During June I rehearse a new choreography in Den Helder, the Netherlands. 
I'm going to work in Kunsthal45 during the artist in residence program Air! 
On June 20 at 21.30 I will perform during an improvised evening  together with musician Jussi Paananen who plays the violin,  in Kunsthal45. 
At the same time artist in residence Baukje Spaltro works on her series of paintings Den Nieuwen Helder. 
Our impro will be inspired by Baukjes paintings, the space and the creative atmosphere of Kunsthal 45.
The other days I rehearse a new choreography which will be performed in Barker Theater in Turku ; BLack. 

An impression of our working process and performance at Kunsthal 45:

Pictures : Marja Lely

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Tonight Wednesday 20.5   at 19.00
Saturdag 23.5 and Sunday 24.5 at 15.00

Barker Teatteri
Raunistulantie 25 H

tickets 12 & 8 €
or 15 minutes before the performance

Linda Holmström in Windwhisper

choreography Marjan Raar
graphic art Veronika Ringbom
video installation Anikó Kuikka
light design, photography and technician Jesper Dolgov

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windwhisper 16.5 at 19.00 Barker Teatteri

graphic art Veronika Ringbom
video Anikó Kuikka
choreography Marjan Raar
dance Linda Holmström
lights and technics Jesper Dolgov
sounds Anikó Kuikka
pictures Jesper Dolgov

opening night:      saturday 16.5 at 19.00
next performances  sunday 17.5 at 15.00
                             wednesday 20.5 at 19.00
                                 saturday 23.5 at 15.00
                                   sunday 24.5 at 15.00
tickets 12/8 euros
reservation: info(a)
Barker Teatteri

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Opening night 16.5 Barker Theater : Windwhisper / Vindviskare

A choreography from Marjan Raar based on the art works from graphic artist Veronika Ringbom
Veronika selected her art works into 3 different themes; Obsession, Fragile and the Windwhisper. 

Video artist Anikó Kuikka collected the works of Ringbom and gave her own artistic interpretation to it, which resulted in a strong and playful movie which covers the wall behind the dancer.

Marjan Raar makes this choreography for dancer Linda Holmström and works with the strong female energy arising from Ringbom’s art works. 

                                        A piece about breaking and cherishing femininity

Choreography Marjan Raar
Dance Linda Holmström
Graphic art Veronika Ringbom
Video and voices Anikó Kuikka
Lights and tech Jesper Dolgov

Barker Teatteri 

Opening night saturday 16.5 at 19.00
next performances  
sunday 17.5 at 15.00
wednesday 20.5 at 19.00  
saturday 23.5 at 15.00
sunday 24.5 at 15.00

Friday, April 3, 2015

In rehearsal " Into another Dimension"

In rehearsal "Into another Dimension"

last performance in Turku Finland on saturday 18.4 at 17.00 at Manilla joining Free Hands - Aurinkobaletti

Marjan Raar & Linda Holmström in rehearsal at Barker studio

Saturday, February 28, 2015

more Into another dimension, a duet from Marjan Raar & Linda Holmström

                                                   Saturday 18.4 at 17.00

We perform the duet Into another Dimension in Manilla theater as part of the program Free Hands from Aurinkobaletti company in Turku.
Raar & Holmström will perform the duet Into another Dimension adjusted to that space and those circumstances.
More info on Free Hands :
Tickets can be ordered at Aurinkobaletti.

                                 Raar & Holmström in rehearsal at Barker Theaters studio

Monday, January 5, 2015

Performances in January 2015 Barker Theater

In January 2015 :

                                               " Into another dimension"
                 a duet with Linda Holmström & Marjan Raar

picture Jesper Dolgov

SUNDAY 11.1 AT 15.00

3 different pieces in Barker Teatteri Finland

Luuttomat Säkeet - demo
choreography and dance Nina Renvall

Into another dimension 
choreography Marjan Raar
dance Linda Holmström & Marjan Raar

Piirto- demo
Vivarium kollektiivi

                                     Into another dimension

performances :    Sunday  11 January at 15.00
                           Wednesday 14 January at 19.00 Luuttomat Säkeet & Into another dimension
                            Friday 16 January at 19.00       Luuttomat Säkeet & Into another dimension

tickets 15 / 8 euros


Barker Teatteri

Raunistulantie 25
Turku Finland