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Choreographer Rushton, Tim
First Performance 25.3.2000
Place of First Performance Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen
Finnish premiere 15.2.2002
Place of Premiere The Finnish National Opera
Style Contemporary Dance
Scenography Tim Rushton
Costume designer Tim Rushton
Lighting Designer Steen Bjarke
Sound designer Petteri Laukkanen
Description Seven dancers and three opera singers are in the main roles of this work. The Latin title alludes to power and dominion. The choreographer depicts men and women as two opposing groups - but who has the power?
The choreographer wished to create a work depicting the classical conflict between body and spirit and the struggle between opposite powers, good and evil.
The women, both dancers and singers, represent the spirit. The dancing men are physical and powerful; their world is dominated by body language. A woman stepping into the men's world is like Valkyrie, tempting men with her femininity and intelligence, and eventually capturing one of them. Thus, woman controls man just as thought controls body.
The singers are an important part of the visual concept. (Source: programme)
Other Information Conductor: Peter Ettrup Larssen, soloists: Anna-Kristiina Kaappola (soprano), Tuija Knihtilä (mezzosoprano), Jarmo Ojala (baritone); harp solo: Laura Hynninen, choreographer's assistant: Tina Tarpegaard, senior repetiteur: Harri Heikkinen.
The work was performed as a part of a triple-bill, which consisted of the works Serenade, Dominium and Black Cake.
Companies Finnish National Ballet
Dancers Eerola, Jaakko (2002)
Ilieva, Petia (2002)
Keinänen, Antti (2002)
Kozal, Adam (2002)
Poutanen, Samuli (2002)
Pakarinen, Aki (2002)
Ziegler, Nicholas (2002)
Jääskeläinen, Asla (2002)
von Arb, Andreas (2002)
Blåberg, Tomi (2002)
Pettersson, Henrik (2002)