Elina Pirinen & Heidi Väätänen: Concerto under Waterlilies

30.09.2016 - 16.10.2016

Premiere Fri 30.9. at 19:00
Other performances: Sun 2.10. at 15:00, Fri 7.10. at 19:00, Sun 9.10. at 15:00, Wed 12.10. at 19:00, Thu 13.10. at 19:00, Fri 14.10. at 19:00 & Sun 16.10. at 15:00
Tickets 15 / 10 euro, admission to the exhibition included

With the piano concerto playing in the background, meet Alex, Summer and  Elaine. Meet favourites Jürgen, Margaret, Kimberly, Jody, Don, Charles. Witness fearless speech, a handgun in a Monet’s waterlilies room, erotic attraction, a lecturer’s frozen heart, a beach, a list of everyone who must go.

Concerto under Waterlilies is an on-stage autopsy of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2, its inspiration arising from profound and beautiful investigation and understanding of the human condition. The work is an independent sequel to a series of performances based on famous works by Russian composers that began with Personal Symphonic Moment (2013, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance).

Choreographer Pirinen and dramatist Väätänen are the dumb and dumber of contemporary dance. They both graduated with a Master’s degree from the Theatre Academy and they both like to dissect classic Russian compositions on stage. They are fascinated by phantasms and extravaganzas created by the body and language.

Duration: 60 min.
Language: English

Choreography: Elina Pirinen
Text: Heidi Väätänen
On stage: Aleksi Holkko, Suvi Kemppainen,  Elina Pirinen,  Heidi Väätänen, Niko Hallikainen, Pauli Riikonen
Light and space design: Heikki Paasonen ja Jani-Matti Salo
Sound design: Pauli Riikonen
Mentor: Niko Hallikainen
Costumes: Kaisa Kemikoski, Elina Pirinen, Heidi Väätänen
Music: Sergei Rachmaninov’s piano concerto no. 2, C minor op. 18 by a pianis Idil Biretin
Production: Kiasma-teatteri, Elina’s and Heidi’s Bedroom