Beneath a Falling Sky
Melancholy. Meaningful gazes. Slowly developing situations. Influenced by the work of the well-known Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki, Mandelin choreographs sceneries where tender and caring relations between people seem timeless and substantial. As a counterpoint unrestrained bursts, which might on the first sight seem violent, reveal as a playful game filled with physical details between the dancers who share an ultimate atmosphere of trust and support.
The space works as a platform for dance and physical dialogue. There are no unisons - only soloists who share gestures and moments in contact with each other. These situations, physical dialogues, are being observed by others on and off the stage.
In this world we are constantly living with good and bad, what it is right and what it is wrong, with beauty and ugliness… and one always exists because of the other, we cannot imagine one of them existing by itself, and both of them are necessary for the other to exist.
This piece is about these two worlds coexisting together. Good and evil, ugliness and beauty, part of the intricate embroidery of life itself.
Choreography: Beneath a Falling Sky: Jarkko Mandelin, "Lucy": Lali Ayguade // Dancers: Tina Forès-Hitt, Máté Horváth, Ruby Frances Jones, Luca Kancsó, Tilly Sordat, Félix Urbina Alejandre // Assistant (Beneath a Falling Sky): Anni Koskinen // Music (Beneath a Falling Sky): Janne Hast, (from Kinetic Orchestra’s pieces Game of Three and Animals) // Production: SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance)