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Secret Charm

Choreographer Sistonen, Anu
First Performance 4.2.2016
Place of First Performance Schungfabrik, Kayl, Luxemburg
Finnish premiere 11.2.2016
Place of Premiere Dance Theatre Eri, Turku
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 25
Costume designer Jonna Aaltonen, Anu Sistonen
Lighting Designer Brice Durand
Sound designer Simo Heiskanen
Performers of the premiere Jonna Aaltonen
Other music Emre Sevindik
Description Secret Charm is a research project examining being a performer and a danser: after twenty years of professional experience what is at the hart of performing? Can you hide you personality behind the movements or behind being a dancer? How exposed and sincere can you be in front of the audience?
Some of the themes examined in this work include the question of society's demands for efficiency and productivity and the link between these and tolerance of performance pressure. Also the question of the individual's longing for a more simple life - finding true presence and harmony is examined.
During the working process the aim has been to create an atmosphre through movement. In the solo there are present both pure physicality of movement as well as a spiritual dimension. These diverse elements give spectators a good possibility to open their perspective and identigy themselves with the performer.
For decors crumpled paper is udes as a form of decoration and the costume similarly has a papery texture.
Lighting design and other technical matters are kept as simple as possible on order to facilitate touring.

Dancers Aaltonen, Jonna (2016)