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.
Choreography, dance: Veli Lehtovaara & Maria Ferreira Silva
Lighting design: Jani-Matti Salo
Sound design: Oula Susi
Mentor: Peter Vandembempt
Photos: Bart Grietens
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Theater Malpertuis, Veli Lehtovaara, Maria Ferreira Silva
Interview: Harri Kuorelahti
Video: Tommi Hyvönen
Premiere at Pannuhalli 28.2.2012. More info here.