Departures and Arrivals

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Clandestine sites: displaced
2015/10/31 › 2015/11/05
MEDIA CENTER LUME (Aalto Uiversity, School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
Finland
Lehtovaara, Veli
ZODIAK

Dear reader,

Clandestine sites: Displaced is a choreographic work constructed of four solo performances. Each part addresses the spectator with different means and in specific relation to language and choreography. The first is for an absent performer, second for a trubadour, third for a dancer and fourth for music.

The primary text of the creation is Roland Barthes A Lover's Discourse – Fragments (1977), and additional references such as Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1927) and The Pleasure of The Text also by Barthes.

The work approaches the performance as a love relation; between the audience, the performer, and the materials of the performance.

Springing from the same questions, each solo insists on and negotiates them differently. What if performance is considered as an amorous relation? What does it mean to read a book as a dance or to write choreography as text? What are the possible cuts and folds between a book and a performance? How could the performance itself become a loving subject?

“SUMMER SWAMPS A PEAT BIRD
ONE THOUSAND YEARS PER METER
PLEASE FORGET WHAT I WROTE”
(Haiku written by Chrysa)

X Veli

 

 

Premiere
CLANDESTINE SITES: DISCPLACED

Choreography: Veli Lehtovaara
Created with and performed by: Chrysa Parkinson, Eleanor Bauer, Ville Ahonen
Light design and space: Mikko Hynninen
Adviser: Masi Tiitta
Moving image: Timo Wright
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava / STL (Tallin)Residencies and rehearsal spaces: Okasroosikese Loss (Sleeping Beauty Castle, Tallin), Suomen Viron-Instituutti, Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Rosas (Bryssel), Château de Monthelon (Montréal), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Cie Thor (Bryssel), Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats (Saint-Gilles), Workspace Brussels / Les Brigittines
Photos: Timo Wright, Ian Howat

This performance takes place in the frame of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.

Post-performance discussion on 1.11.

The performances are a part of the Moving in November Festival.