The Earth Song is a carnivalesque look into the crossing paths of consumer society, human behaviour and climate change. Choreographer Sari Palmgren guides her interdisciplinary team to explore our relationship to the environment and to the circulation and use of energy. How are our daily choices made? How can we change them?
During the rehearsal process, the team consulted environmental researchers and experts of sustainable development. From these consultations, the team created songs and a requiem of sorts for consumerism and self-centered thinking.
The work has its origin in The British Council's Challenge Europe Project, in which Sari Palmgren took part in 2010.
The performance at Kanneltalo is a part of a larger environmental project built around the piece. The project tours in Finland during spring 2016.
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THE EARTH SONG
Team Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila, Tuomas Norvio, Heikki Paasonen, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Maria Saivosalmi, Lotta Suomi, Jukka Tarvainen
Dramaturgial support Anna Krogerus
The dresses are made from recycled materials.
Production Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, Sari Palmgren
Residency Silke Z./resistdance. / Studio 11 (Cologne) / Studiotrade, Koneen Säätiö
Funded by Koneen Säätiö, Uudenmaan taidetoimikunta, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, ELY-Keskus: ympäristökasvatus
In collaboration with Helsingin kulttuurikeskus
Photos Kuvat: Uupi Tirronen
Post-performance discussion on 30.3. after the performance.
Tickets 13/9 €
(09) 310 12000 (pvm) ma–pe klo 12–18, Lippupalvelu, Lippupiste
Zodiak's season ticket is not valid for this performance.