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Choreographer Mandelin, Jarkko
First Performance 11.11.2021
Place of First Performance Helsinki city theatre, Helsinki
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 50
Scenography Iles William
Costume designer Kolehmainen Elina
Sound designer Hast Janne
Performers of the premiere Sanni Giordani, Jyrki Kasper, Anni Koskinen, Kalle Lähde, Heidi Naakka, Mikko Paloniemi, Justus Pienmunne, Oskari Turpeinen
Description Gravity is a 50-minute long, high-paced, physically stunning performance danced by eight highly skilled dancers. The piece follows the continuum of choreographer Jarkko Mandelin's extremely physical and movement-focused dance works.

The dancers fly in the air, catch, lift and carry each other, seamlessly blending acrobatic partnering into the fabric of the piece in Kinetic Orchestra’s distinctive style. Forceful manipulation of pace and rhythm, twitching movement and stills and crashes that quickly bring accelerated movement sequences to a halt further create the sense and feeling of Gravity. This is echoed in the simple yet effective scenography by William Iles and Janne Hast’s relentless sound design.

Gravity creates an immersive atmosphere of something pulling us in and simultaneously looming over us. The dramaturgical structure follows an urgent loop of overlapping scenes, each less than two minutes long. While doing so, the work grasps something fundamental about the time we live in and its unrelenting pace.

The dance piece was produced in collaboration with Helsinki City Theatre's Dance Company HDC.
Companies Helsinki Dance Company
Kinetic Orchestra
Dancers Giordani, Sanni (2021)
Kasper, Jyrki (2021)
Koskinen, Anni (2021)
Lähde, Kalle (2021)
Naakka, Heidi (2021)
Paloniemi, Mikko (2021)
Pienmunne, Justus (2021)
Turpeinen, Oskari (2021)