These flowers before me contain the dream of a dance. It could be named ‘The light falling on white flowers’. A dance that would be a subtle translation of the light and the whiteness.
– Isadora Duncan: The Dance of the Future (1903)
Nature Dances is a stage collaboration between choreographers Satu Herrala, Eeva Muilu, Anna Mustonen and Masi Tiitta. It explores the nature of dance, nature in dance, and the nature of four artists meeting to make a dance together. Throughout the history of dance, the relationship of the dancer's body and its movements to nature and what is considered natural has been in a state of change. With Nature Dances the choreographer-dancers want to participate in this continuum dance the nature of 2014.
These words and the image before you contain the dream of a dance. It could be named ‘The Light Falling on This Sheet of Paper’. A dance that would be a subtle translation of the light and the print. If you are reading this from the screen of your mobile phone, it could be called ‘Reflection’.
Nature Dances is born in the spring with the awakening nature. It blooms in front of the audience in performances in August, before withering away and being buried in the archives of Internet.
Video: Anna Paavilainen
Choreography and dance Satu Herrala, Eeva Muilu, Anna Mustonen and Masi Tiitta
Spatial and lighting design Heikki Paasonen and Jani-Matti Salo
Costume design Laura Haapakangas and the artistic team
Production Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki Festival, Wilderness dance
Performance photos Timo Wright
Duration 60 min.
Post-performance discussion on 26.8.
Tickets 25 / 22 / 15 €
The performance is part of the Helsinki Festival. Tickets also via the Helsinki Festival.
Zodiak's serial ticket is not valid for the performances of Nature Dances.