Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company
Monday 19 Sept | 8pm | No intermission
Tuesday 20 Sept | 8pm | No intermission
Deep Time moves in music’s archaeology, as well as in its vibrant contemporary. From the bronchial melancholic primal sounds and Hildegard of Bingen’s sacred songs, to shimmering marimba techno. Composer Jonas Sjöblom plays with the call of sonar echo locating bats. The dancers appear as zoomorphic figures from the layers of time; mermaids turn into riding lizards – paper angels to bionic birds. Pahkinen’s ensemble is a dynamic group both in age and background. Together they depict coral reefs, lean god-like tricksters and shimmering saints in a temple glowing with warmth. The choreography offers underwater humor and a sensational calm. It is a spiritual, plentiful and humorous journey navigating the inner landscapes through music, lighting, and dance.
The performance on Tuesday the 20th is followed by an after-show talk hosted by Maria Kakogianni. More information below.