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)
CLANDESTINE SITES DISCPLACED
Choreography Veli Lehtovaara
Created with and performed by Chrysa Parkinson, Eleanor Bauer, Ville Ahonen, Marianna Henriksson
Light design and space Mikko Hynninen
Sound design Tuomas Skopa, Jani Hietanen
Adviser Masi Tiitta
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
Litography Inka Järvinen
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.
Duration 2 hrs
Post-performance discussion on 1.11.
The performances are a part of the Moving in November Festival.
Tickets 25/15 €
Zodiak's season ticket is not valid in festival performances.
MEDIA CENTER LUME
(Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture)