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Choreographer Torkkel, Anna
First Performance 13.2.2020
Place of First Performance Kiasma Theatre
Finnish premiere 13.2.2020
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 60
Costume designer Piia Rinne
Lighting Designer Kristian Palmu
Sound designer Biitsi (Heidi Wennerstrand, Kaino Wennerstrand)
Performers of the premiere Hanna Ahti, Mira Kautto, Liisa Pentti, Masi Tiitta
Description "In Grâce dancing intertwines with music. The performance focuses on what dancing can hold within itself and reaches towards allowing. Grace (French grâce: mercy, fluent, allure) as a philosophical concept is freedom itself, and the essence of the piece. Grâce exists for the miracle of dance to happen.

Grâce continues Anna Torkkel’s long-term work on concentrating on the current moment and being present within it. Since making the solo choreography Heart piece (2012) Torkkel has been developing a practice that enables and supports the dancer to surrender to the music and disregard evaluating of the self and the movement emerging. Deepening into the practice opens an environment in the body for dancing to take place. Whilst making Grâce the practice has been a tool for allowing and welcoming trust, ease, tolerance and love. The polyphonic composition and space deriving from the shared practice is revealing a desire to be connected with the gift of existence."
Dancers Ahti, Hanna (2020)
Kautto, Mira (2020)
Pentti, Liisa (2020)
Tiitta, Masi (2020)