With Spirit There's No Limit, 2004Ten 30 second long performances, 4:02 video documentation
Finland has risen to become one of the top countries within international competitive cheerleading, alongside Japan and the USA. Finland’s Golden Spirit is one of the main teams, having won numerous European and Finnish championships as well as taking silver at the World Championships. Takala invited them to perform as part of Pimeä Contemporary Art Festival in Helsinki where they wrote and choreographed their own routines. Here we see the cheerleaders, who would normally only perform publicly as part of a competition, performing in the street over the course of two nights during the darkest time of the year.
Made in collaboration with the Golden Spirit Saints