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Before & After

Choreographer Saastamoinen, Riina
First Performance 31.7.2010
Place of First Performance Pyhäjärvi
Finnish premiere 31.7.2010
Place of Premiere Pyhäjärvi
Style Contemporary Dance
Scenography Riina Saastamoinen ja Tomi Suovankoski
Costume designer Riina Saastamoinen ja Maque Pereyra
Lighting Designer Tomi Suovankoski
Sound designer Mauricio Vargas
Performers of the premiere Riina Saastamoinen, Maque Pereyra, Varinia Canto Vila
Description Choreographer Riina Saastamoinen and the international
work group’s new piece Before & After began
in a special cultural climate, in Riina’s new homeland
Bolivia. The work is based on three solo works
which deal with personality and identity, how they
have changed, and the role that culture plays in the
construction of identity.

The choreographer uses the work to examine Western
and non-Western contemporary culture and
the difference in the environments that inspire young
artists. The performers’ passions, dreams and belief,
and on the other hand their obsessions, perfectionism
and lack of faith leave their mark on this intensive
and multi-layered series of solos.
Other Information Cristian Viscarra, guitar; Fernando Guillen, keyboard
Dancers Saastamoinen, Riina
Pereyra, Maque
Vila, Varinia Canto