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In period of time
In the picture: Melissa Monteros (left), Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Wojciech Mochniej
Photo: Ninna Lindström

Photo: Ninna Lindström

Sahara

Choreographer Aaltokoski, Alpo
First Performance 25.4.2002
Place of First Performance Nuku Center, Oulu
Finnish premiere 25.4.2002
Place of Premiere Nuku Center, Oulu
Style Contemporary Dance
Duration (min) 60
Scenography Tarja Ervasti
Costume designer Marja Uusitalo
Lighting Designer Tarja Ervasti
Sound designer Mikko Hynninen
Music composed for the work Mikko Hynninen
Description In Sahara Aaltokoski combines video film and dance. The video material is filmed in the Tunisian desert. The work studies the interaction between man and nature - how man shapes a landscape and what kind of marks he leaves on it. The work, through its video projections, creates a multi-dimensional world. Sahara comes alive in the dancers’ bodies, in their movement and their relation to one another.
"A wandering man in a landscape – in the passage of time men have left their marks on the landscape, as in the passage of time millions and millions of marks have vanished and become a part of the landscape."
Other Information Director: Alpo Aaltokoski, video director: Tapani Launonen, video photographer: J-P Passi, video editing: Tapani Launonen, J-P Passi; photos and graphic design: Ninna Lindström.
Production: Nomadi Production, co-producres: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, JoJo - Oulu Dance Center, Media Centre Lume, Dance Theatre of Gdansk.
Sahara was a part of Helsinki Festival Programme 2002.
Companies Nomadi Productions
Zodiak - The Center for New Dance
Dancers Monteros, Melissa (2002)
Mochniej, Wojciech (2002)
Punkki, Raisa (2002)
Kela, Reijo (2002)
Soini, Katri (2002)
Yli-Maunula, Pirjo (2002)