Apospasmata - Helsinki Dance Company
Apospasmata by Andonis Foniadakis is a commissioned work for the Helsinki Dance Company. The Greek born Foniadakis is known for physically demanding contemporary dance. Aposmasmata features nine dancers and original music by composer Julien Tarride, a long time collaborative partner of Foniadakis.
with Kirsi Karlenius, Mikko Lampinen, Jenni-Elina Lehto, Kai Lähdesmäki, Heidi Naakka, Unto Nuora, Valtteri Raekallio, Inka Tiitinen, Kaisa Torkkel
Choreography: Andonis Foniadakis
Set: Andonis Foniadakis
Music: Julien Tarride
Costumes: Erika Turunen
Lighting: Juha Westman
Sound: Jyrki Sandell
Premiere: 10.10.2006, Helsinki City Theatre
Information: www.dancecompany.fi / [email protected]
The Helsinki Dance Company, founded in 1973, is with its ten dancers the biggest contemporary dance company in Finland. The company operates in conjunction with a large drama theatre, the Helsinki City Theatre. This unique status of being independent within the organisation of the theatre allows it to produce pure dance creations of its own as well as supply musicals and drama productions with capable dancers. The current director of the HDC is Ville Sormunen. Choreographer Andonis Foniadakis has worked as a dancer in Béjart Ballet Lausanne (1992 – 1996) and in Ballet de L’Opéra National de Lyon (1996 – 2002). He created his first choreography in 1994 for Béjart Ballet. He also has his own company, Apotosoma, based in Lyon.