09 November 2006 to 12 November 2006
09 November 2006 to 12 November 2006

Dramatic Miniatures - Jyrki Karttunen / One Day and One Night - Alpo Aaltokoski



One Day and One Night
Aaltokoski’s organic, everflowing movement, together with the pure white visual elements designed by Kaisa Salmi, creates a constantly altering world of visions. The four dancers glide through shadows and reflections like ebb and flow, accompanied by composer Uljas Pulkkis’ contemporary, yet romantic musical score, commissioned for this piece.  Alpo Aaltokoski (b. 1958) has been one of the central figures in Finnish contemporary dance ever since 1991.  He was the artistic director of the Full Moon Dance Festival between 1995 and 1998 and was appointed by the Arts Council of Finland as Artist Professor from 2003 to 2008. Aaltokoski is promoted and produced by Nomadi Productions.

with Jonna Eiskonen, Akseli Kaukoranta, Mikko Paloniemi, Tuovi Rantanen

Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Music: Uljas Pulkkis
Set and lighting: Kaisa Salmi
Assistant: Hanna Käyhkö
Costumes: Marja Uusitalo
Costume realisation: Anne Aario, Marja Uusitalo
Musicians (on tape): Laura Gustafsson (viola), Juhani Kaasinen (cello), Antti Kaihola (piano), Riikka Kokkonen (violin), Lauri Sallinen (clarinet)
Premiere: 31.3.2006, Stoa – the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki
Information: www.nomadi.fi / [email protected]

Dramatic Miniatures
This thrillingly sensual duet balances between abstract situations and concrete interpretations, offering the spectator a mixture of sentimental melancholy and quiet humour, typical for Karttunen’s works. The bare stage witnesses a short story, told by the means of fluent and effortless contemporary dance. 

with Jyrki Karttunen, Tuovi Rantanen

Choreography: Jyrki Karttunen
Lighting: Jukka Huitila
Sound: Jyrki Karttunen, Jukka Huitila
Costumes: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Costume realisation: Karoliina KoisoKanttila, Tiina Pollari
Premiere: 18.6.2005, Kuopio Dance Festival
Information: www.nomadi.fi / [email protected]

Turunlinnantie 1
10 November, 2006 - 17:00 to 18:00

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