S A K U K O I S T I N E N
Dancer / Choreographer
Bird Disco (2021)
"Everyone dances to a “chirpy beat” in Bird Disco. Pasi Autio is fascinated by the rhythms and musicality of birdsongs. Drastic drops in bird populations have been reported in the news recently. With this piece, the artists stirs mixed emotions by linking a grave global issue – biodiversity loss – with the seductive appeal of music. Autio has synthesized natural birdsongs into rhythmic, minimalist, psychedelic disco hits.
Dancer and choreographer Saku Koistinen created the choreography based on typical avian movements. Koistinen is also the dance teacher in the Bird Disco, teaching the moves without saying a word. You can dance to the chirpy beat however you want – there isn’t a wrong way!"
Bird Disco trailer
Bird Disco was premiered in Helsinki Biennial 2021. Later it has been performed in Korkeasaari Zoo, Supermarket Festival (Stockholm), Galleria Huuto and will be seen in Mänttä Art Festival in 2023.
Photo: Joonas Berlin