The collaboration between Sanna Blennow and Mikko Niemistö is a dream about leaving the mundane repetition of everyday life, a proposal to merge and to get lost in the limbo. It embraces nothingness and the animal inside of us, venturing to the dark side.
In a landscape of swinging microphones, traces of sweat lingers in the air. Two bodies on the threshold of tipping over are fighting against gravity, speaking in languages we can’t understand, moving in uncanny ways.
The performance dwells in states of emptiness, anger and frustration and is searching for channels through which these can be projected. It zooms in on individuals caught in between action and apathy, trying to figure out their role in an ever growing reality of imaginary needs and emotional triggers. It embraces nothingness and the animal inside of us, venturing to the dark side.
SOMETHING AND NOTHING ABOUT DARKNESS is an energetic performance where two bodies are constantly on the move. It is a collage of movement, text and sound which all arise from dream-like states coupled up with the urge to swim against the current. The performance is a dream about leaving the mundane repetition of everyday life, a proposal to merge and to get lost in the limbo. The performers are being pushed and pulled, forced into different constellations, scenarios and doings.
Concept, choreography, performance: Sanna Blennow & Mikko Niemistö
Sound design: Olli Lautiola
Light design: Teo Lanerva
Dramaturgy: Simone Gisela Weber
Costumes: Siru Kosonen
Production: Zodiak - Center for New Dance and Mikko Niemistö
Supported by: The Kone Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Residencies: Routa Company (Kajaani), Dansstationen (Malmö)