OuDance Festival

Helsinki Dance Company & Kinetic Orchestra: Gravity

30th OuDance Festival is being held on 13.-17.9.2023

Helsinki Dance Company & Kinetic Orchestra: Gravity

Main Stage at Oulu Theater
Thu 14.9. at 19

Description of the performance

Gravity is a 50-minute long, high-paced, physically stunning movement piece with eight dancers on the stage. The piece produced in collaboration with Helsinki Dance Company and Kinetic Orchestra follows the continuum of choreographer Jarkko Mandelin‘s extremely physical and movement-focused dance works.

Aggressive manipulation of pace and rhythm, twitching movement, stills and crashes that quickly halt acceleration work as qualitative tools that create the sense of Gravity. The dramaturgical structure follows a hectic loop of overlapping scenes, no longer than two minutes. While doing so, the work grasps something fundamental about the time we live in and its hectivity.

Gravity’s movement language is inspired by contemporary dance techniques, acrobatic partnering, and the functionality of martial arts – all of which have a natural rhythm built-in through speed and mass. The choreography is built around the falling, dropping, and spinning of weight, the continuum of movement energy. This makes it possible to follow how both the ease and strain of gravity affect our every move instantaneously.

A genuine, harmonious, and dynamic dance piece, in which movement composition together with soundscape by Janne Hast, costume design by Elina Kolehmainen and scenography by William Iles, create vivid and rough associations yet do not place the work in any concrete or tangible space or time.

Perfromers are Kinetic Orchestras dancers Sanni Giordani, Mia Jaatinen, Minna Karttunen, Kalle Lähde, Suvi Nieminen, Oskari Turpeinen and guest dancers Manuela Hierl and Hugo Sellam.

The visit will be produced in collaboration with the Oulu Theater. It is part of OuDance Festival Program. 

Choreography: Jarkko Mandelin and working group | Dancers: Sanni Giordani, Mia Jaatinen, Minna Karttunen, Kalle Lähde, Suvi Nieminen, Oskari Turpeinen and guests Manuela Hierl & Hugo Sellam | Scenography: William Iles |Sound design: Janne HastCostumes: Elina KolehmainenChoreographic assistant: Suvi NieminenProduction: Helsinki Dance Company / Helsinki City Theatre | Premiere 11.11.2021 | Production of the visit: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Oulu Theatre | Duration: 45 Min.

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32 e /29 e / 20 e

From Ticket sales office at Oulu Theater and Lippu.fi service. Numbered seats.

Please notice, 

That these tickets are not available in Cultural Centre Valve.

Other information

Please remember to follow the general safety and hygiene instructions for events:
– Don’t participate in events when having symptoms
– Take care of hand hygiene; wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
– Cough on a handkerchief or sleeve

Text to speech.

You can listen to the texts of the JoJo.fi website in Finnish by painting the desired text and pressing the play button that appears. Click here to the Finnish page.

Teksti puheeksi.

Voit kuunnella JoJo.fi nettisivujen tekstit suomeksi puhuttuna maalaamalla halutun tekstin ja painamalla esiin tulevaa PLAY-painiketta.