This duet performed by Zodiak’s house choreographer Veli Lehtovaara and Portuguese dancer Maria Ferreira Silva is a choreographic collage delving into Roman Catholic iconography and Christian myth. Well-known biblical images, characters and events are presented in mould-breaking ways, yielding unexpected insights into the relationship between iconography and choreography. Bringing together dancers from protestant Finland and catholic Portugal, it is a meeting of two cultures, offering two different perspectives on Christian tradition. The piece explores its theme in a respectful yet playful manner.
The piece will be touring in Europe 2012–2013:
27-28 April 2012, Springdance festival, Utrecht (NL)
11 May 2012, Bouge B 2012, Singel, Antwerp (BE)
27–28 November 2012 NEXT festival, Kortrijk (B)
7 December 2012, Opek, Leuven (BE)
8–9 December 2012, December Dance festival, Brugge (BE)
29 March 2013, De Kern, Wilrijk (BE)
30 March 2013, Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)
LIGHT AS A FEATHER, GREEN AS AN APPLE
Choreography, dance Veli Lehtovaara & Maria Ferreira Silva
Lighting design Jani-Matti Salo
Sound design Oula Susi
Costume design Veera-Maija Murtola
Mentor Pauliina Hulkko, Peter Vandembempt
Photos Bart Grietens
Production Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Theater Malpertuis, Veli Lehtovaara, Maria Ferreira Silva
The performance has been realized with the support of the DÉPARTS network. DÉPARTS is funded by the European Commission (Culture Programme).
Double-bill evening with Trash Talk by Mikko Hyvönen & Salka Ardal Rosengren.
Tickets 20/12 €
Post-performance discussion 6.3.