The Heroic Moment
(c) kristiina mannikko


The Heroic Moment

In her new solo project The Heroic Moment, Finnish choreographer Anne Pajunen investigates the notion of heroism and the way heroes are created. What are heroes made of and how do they come to exist? The performance is dedicated to imagining the future through a re-evaluation of the past, to the hopes and fears of the present and to the promises of different worlds. From childhood fantasies to social reality, through the lens of fiction and poetry, it investigates different narratives around ideas of the future.

Premiere: Zodiak Center for New Dance (FI), March 2016

Anne Pajunen

Anne Pajunen is an actor, dancer and choreographer working in Brussels, London and Helsinki. Her work moves in between dance and theatre and focuses on the dialogue of text and movement. In 2017 she graduated with an MA in acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Prior to this she studied at the Theatre Academy of Finland (MA in dance) and at the research cycle of P.A.R.T.S. As a performer, she has worked with Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jan Fabre, Kendell Geers, Daniel Linehan, Tino Sehgal, Jeremy Shaw, Elodie Pong a.o. She is one of the founding members of the London based theatre collective Psychopomp! with whom she works as an actor and movement director. Anne is currently developing her own work and her solo performance The Heroic Moment will premier in September 2018 at Zodiak – Center for New Dance (FI).


Choreography and performance: Anne PajunenCo-produced: Zodiak Center for New Dance (FI)Supported by: wpZimmer (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), MDT Stockholm (SE)