New Baltic dance'17: Taneli Törmä / Location X | Denmark | Alessandro Schiattarella | Switzerland
19th of May 6 PM, Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Taneli Törmä (Denmark)
"Classical Beauty"
Choreographer and performer: Taneli Törmä
Corps de ballet: 10-16 students from local ballet school
Light designer: Mårten K. Axelsson
Sound designer and music: Erik Schrøder Christoffersen and P. Tchaikovsky
Costume designer: Inbal Lieblich
Artistic mentor: Catherine Poher
Technician: David Nicolás Abad
Administrator: The project centre at Dansehallerne
Producer: LOCATION X
Re-Dream is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg
Premiere: 2016
Duration: 25 min
Dreams for the future can help us live, however they can also prevent us from living the life that we really desire. Taneli’s solo is about waking up – a rethinking of the meaning and importance of dreams. In Classical beauty, the dancer-choreographer Taneli Törmä is hunting for one of his dreams – to dance his way to become a classical ballet male soloist. This dream is something that he couldn’t have done alone anymore. In the solo, he needs to modify his dream in order for it to come true. Sometimes it takes 11 years or more to get the courage to face the actual tools to fulfil the dream so that the dream would be finally true to yourself. Taneli Törmä performs his dream humorously, but with profound honesty.
Alessandro Schiattarella (Switzerland)
Choreography: Alessandro Schiattarella
Music: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Dance, light, stage Design: Alessandro Schiattarella
Costume design: Simona Lanzberg
Co-produced by: Konzerttheater Bern
Premiere: 2012
Duration: 20 min
“When in 1999 I was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, that caused a gradual atrophy of the nerves and muscles in my hands. I began to imagine – what if it didn't stop at my hands and expanded throughout my body, if I could no longer feel and move my limbs, touch and perceive, if the condition would lead me to be a prisoner in my own corporeality, entangled in the habitual senses... This drove me to experiment with alternatives to the movement I was usually accustomed to “feel” and share: exploring beyond the amplitude of a gesture, facing my limits, searching for new ways of sensing my body itself, and my body in the encounter with the other. This solo is the result of such explorative research, beyond and elsewhere what a body can do, feel, experience and sense through the compositional power of dance expression.”
Watch the teaser of this performance here
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