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Sotilas (Soldier)

Choreographer Tiitta, Masi
First Performance 18.4.2013
Place of First Performance Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Finnish premiere 18.4.2013
Place of Premiere Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Lighting Designer Ville Seppänen
Sound designer Heidi Soidinsalo
Performers of the premiere Masi Tiitta
Description A soldier stands in front of some important building. This image of a daily repeated action is the starting point of Masi Tiitta’s solo work based on the male body.

The work unveils patriotic and erotic fantasies projected in a soldier’s uniform, and reveals the poetry hidden in camouflage. It reproduces cinematic images of soldiers fallen in combat and close-ups of male faces anticipating gunfire.

Soldier is Tiitta’s debut as a choreographer and solo performer. In the work, he sets his body under gaze and shows the man as he is: sensitive and sensual.
Other Information Video design: Ville Seppänen
Illustration: Jukka Herttua
Photo: Jukka Herttua & Jenni Toikka
Production: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Ehkä-production, Masi Tiitta

The work was a part of a double-bill evening with Dig My Jockey – Live Version by Anna Maria Häkkinen & Jarkko Partanen.
Companies Zodiak - The Center for New Dance
Dancers Tiitta, Masi (2013)