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Choreographer Nevanlinna, Vera
First Performance 16.5.2017
Place of First Performance Zodiak Stage, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Finnish premiere 16.5.2017
Place of Premiere Zodiak Stage, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 50
Scenography Heikki Paasonen, Salla Salin
Costume designer Riitta Röpelinen
Lighting Designer Heikki Paasonen, Salla Salin
Sound designer Tuomas Norvio, Sami Tammela
Performers of the premiere Andrius Katinas, Ninu Lindfors, Saara Norvio, Vera Tegelman, Anna Virkkunen
Description Start by making small circles with your forearms, as if swimming cat paddle, simultaneously focusing on what you see. Allow the motion to travel upwards to your upper arms and let your shoulder blades join in. What happens when the motion reaches the chest, travels down and reaches the floor? Gently – yet precisely. Not forcing, but allowing it to happen.

å ä ö is a performance with music and dance. Its starting points are not themes or statements but motion and collaboration. It is the meeting point of the visions of two choreographers, Vera Nevanlinna and Ervi Sirén. Sirén conducts the performers to a state of dancing, while Nevanlinna guides them to see the environment and become seen themselves.

The performance is created in close collaboration between the entire ensemble.

The name of the performance, å ä ö, refers to language, which is a key part of the process. It also evokes mnemonics, rules, lists and order – and the end.
Other Information Choreographe: Vera Nevanlinna, yhdessä tanssijoiden kanssa
Movement development: Ervi Sirén
Dramaturg: Tuomas Timonen
Dancers Katinas, Andrius (2017)
Lindfors, Ninu (2017)
Norvio, Saara (2017)
Tegelman, Vera (2017)
Virkkunen, Anna (2017)