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UA Miniresidencies: Ira Wuolle, Angel Emmanuel & Jérémy Gaudibert

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6 June 2024

UA Miniresidencies: Ira Wuolle, Angel Emmanuel & Jérémy Gaudibert

A sharing, a demo, a discussion, an outcome – Ira Wuolle’s, Jérémy Gaudibert’s and Angel Emmanuel’s residency period for UA Miniresidencies culminates in a public event in Virgiinia where the artists share some of their process and work. Free admission!

Ira Wuolle, Jérémy Gaudibert and Angel Emmanuel dedicate their residency to celebrating and exploring the art form of Punking. They want to explore the multidimensionality and history of the art form using fashion, music, movement, lipsynch and more.Punking is a queer BIPOC art form that is part of LA club history. But its worldwide evolution known as « Waacking » is for the majority danced by white and cis-people. It is the case particularly in Finland. Ira, Jérémy and Angel are going to sit with, observe and tackle this paradox.Ira, Jérémy and Angel want to emphasize that they are by no mean experts but are going to gather the knowledge they have accumulated in a document to be shared and to open further explorations.


When: 6 June 2024 at 18:00-21:00
Where: Virgiinia (Karjalankatu 2 A)
Language: English


Jérémy is a creative person that operates both in the design and dance field. Jérémy is one half of a design studio based between Finland and France and involved in the Finnish Ballroom scene as well as part of Punking / Whacking dance culture.

Ira is a dancer-choreographer whose practice is currently a chaotic but enjoyable mix of Breaking, Punking/Whacking and starting off my journey in ballroom culture. Besides dance Ira works with rap and spoken word with very DIY and feminist approaches to it.

Angel is a Helsinki-based textile artist specializing in costume design and styling for three years. A performance artist and storyteller, a guide for the Finnish ballroom scene, recently embracing plant parenthood.




UA Miniresidencies is a series of short residencies that aims to enable and support artists’ and makers’ research or work in progress in a soft, light, and communal way. The long term dream is to alleviate the urgent need for working spaces, enrich the local grassroots scene and create expanded structures of support.