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Choreographer Nuutinen, Johanna
First Performance 22.9.2017
Place of First Performance Pannuhalli, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Finnish premiere 22.9.2017
Place of Premiere Pannuhalli, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 60
Scenography Joonas Tikkanen
Costume designer Minttu Vesala
Lighting Designer Joonas Tikkanen
Sound designer Tuomas Norvio, Joonas Pehrsson
Performers of the premiere Nathalie Ruiz, Yvan Auzely
Music composed for the work Tuomas Norvio, Tapani Rinne
Description The production is directed by Johanna Nuutinen in collaboration with film maker Jukka Rajala-Granstubb. The multidisciplinary work explores the themes of strength, desire and survival through the mediums of dance, film and photography. IRIS includes five short dance films which work in sync with two renowned performers on stage and as a separate unit on film festivals.

On stage we see two mature and renowned performers whose actions happen in sync with the films.

The content for the piece has been collected by interviewing 17 people in their 80s – 90s. The project started from our curiosity to explore what one wants to speak about when there is not much life left to live anymore and which type of memories have been the most meaningful? What does a person with so much life experience want to tell us if we stop, listen and offer our immediate presence? We found out, that in the end of it all, each one of these women and men were sitting in front of us as heroes.
Dancers Yvan, Auzely (2017)
Ruiz, Nathalie (2017)