Travel - Liisa Pentti
Travel is an intimate dance work in unconventional surroundings, giving space for movement to exist in its own right. The piece consists of two parts: a solo for the choreographer Liisa Pentti herself, and a duet for dancers Riina Huhtanen and Mickaël Stoeckel. Travel demonstrates Pentti’s interest to explore the connections between bodily and narrative expression, which often involves the use of text or onomatopoetic language.
with Riina Huhtanen, Liisa Pentti, Mickaël Stoeckel
Choreography and directing: Liisa Pentti
Space: Mia Kivinen
Sound mixing: Patrick Kosk
Costumes: Suvi Hänninen
Premiere: 18.5.2006, Bodyword-festival, St. Petersburg
Language: English, French
Information: www.liisapentti.com / [email protected]
Liisa Pentti (b. 1958) is one of the central choreographers of Finnish contemporary dance. She graduated from SNDO, Amsterdam, in 1986. She has worked in the Finnish dance scene as a dancer, choreographer and teacher since 1987. In 2000 she formed her own dance company Liisa Pentti + Co. Pentti has taught contact improvisation since 1981 and studied release and Alexander techniques and t’ai chi.