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The Measure of Beauty
(work title)


Pirita Tuisku (Dance Artist) and Thabo Mokolobate (Spoken Word Artist) are currently developing a new work titled The Measure Of Beauty.

👉Residency sharing 1st of December 2023 4 pm at Dance Base.

This work initiated from Thabo's poetry text about one's physical appearance in relation to beauty and how people from different populace measure beauty depending on body mass/ weight. The work seeks to explore notions of beauty from diverse cultural perspectives, and the opportunities and barriers this can create in society. The R&D will delve deeper into the mental & physical health issues that come into effect when one experiences social rejection.

They will use movement and spoken word as an alternative voice to the topic.

This work is supported by the Edinburgh Council and Dance Base.

Picture by Robin Mair (from residency sharing)

Meet the Team : 

Concept, Dancer-performer & Choreographer: Pirita Tuisku
Pirita Tuisku is a Finnish Dance artist living in Scotland. She has been working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Finland, Scotland, South Africa and Hong Kong. Versatile artist has already over 17 years of experience working in different fields in dance. Her passion is to create work that will engage with audience, emerge with different art forms and bring alive topics from daily life. She gets inspired working in a diverse collaboration with curious and open mindset. Her own curiosity is about how she can push her own boundaries as mover. And also on the other hand she has always been interested about other cultures and how that is affecting our dancing. Time outside from dance Pirita has passion in upcycling Jewelry making and working as an Aerial yoga coach. 

Concept, Writer-performer & Poet : Thabo Mokolobate

Thabo Mokolobate is an Edinburgh based South African lyricist passionate about the infinite power of Poetry. The Sensei ,as he is widely known is a Performer, and Spoken Word Artist. He has won several slam poetry competitions and has performed in several poetry events, his work has been published in the New Dawn Anthology.

Mokolobate is co-producer of The Revelation Live Music, Poetry & Dance, a show performed by South African artists from different practices depicting the lives of workers separated from their loved ones by Johannesburg’s labour economy. More recently he has undertaken more collaborative performance work in Scotland, particularly with dance artist Pirita Tuisku titled Beautiful Chaos 2.0.His prolific ability stretches back to the start of the mid millennium, and often steps out the idea of conventional poetry. 

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