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Alwar Urban, Vol. 3 – 21.-23.4.2016

Alwar Urban, Vol. 3 -dance festival will occupy Jyväskylä City Theatre again on 21-23 April 2016!

Catch the daily changing events that include performances on and off the stage, D.I.S.C.O., workshops, dance films, queu party (you read it right, QUEU PARTY) and more!

 

Program:

THURSDAY 21.4.

18.00-19.00 LOIKKA ON TOUR – NORDIC DANCE FILMS

Alwar Urban -dance festival and the Film Center of
Central Finland deliver Nordic dance films for the first time
in Jyväskylä.

FILMS

Helena Jónsdóttir & Vera Sölvadóttir: Gone
Johanna Nuutinen & Jopsu Ramu: Me – Story of a Performance
Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik: Outside In
Jukka Rajala-Granstubb: Parkinson
Maia Elisabeth Sorensen: Satellit
Maria Lloyd: Salt

19.15 RAMBUNCTIOUS – WHEN ART RAN FROM THE STAGE

OFF/BALANCE: FREE FALL

Free Fall delighted sold out audiences at the
Old Factory 2013. Now the rambunctious performance
makes a comeback and conquers the city theatre!
Experiment, improvisation, acrobatics, humour and
letting go – anything can happen.

OPENING CLUB

Alwar Urban’s opening speech

Anna-Leena Järvi: Heart of a Dog
Combinig dance and circus the hoop performance
Heart of a Dog explores what it means to be present.
How presence appears as body awareness in a human,
a child or an animal? If ya be an animal, like, what
animal ya be?

Les Kinesthétiques
Jazz-trio that moves.

 

FRIDAY 22.4.

15.00-17.00 CHOREOGRAPHER’S CORNER

TERHI KUOKKANEN, OFF/BALANCE

Dance artist Terhi Kuokkanen fulfills choreographs of
your wishes. Bring an idea or just yourself – together
you will create a dance piece in 20 minutes for you
or the choreographer. First 4 enrolled are gets selected.
Enrollments info@offbalance.fi.

18.30 UNNORMATIVE – NOT QUITE A BASIC FRIDAY EVENING

TOMI PAASONEN: 2ND NATURE

Tomi Paasonen’s and Ilpo Väisänen’s (Pan Sonic)
contemporary art-work 2nd Nature is scifi-spirited
spectacle of abundance. This crooked
satire displays human being as a creature that shows
symptoms within artificial ecosystems.

INTERMISSION – QUEUING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

How was it to queu to disco in the 90’s? VIPs passing
the queu and the bouncer did not let you in with
tennis shoes. What happens in a discoqueu in 2016?
Bouncers from Teatterikone’s Musta taksi -collective.

IN SOCKS – URBAN AGE DISCO

Off/Balance & Jyväskylä City Theatre: At the Seats (PREMIERE)
Spectator/object, performer/hider – which are
you? City theatre’s actors move between the boundaries
of the audience and conventionalism in Off/Balance’s
Terhi Kuokkanen’s piece.

P-company: Celebration Issue
An ode to bodily expression and satisfactory.
Ingredients of the performance are 1) More is more
2) Light and indirect movement 3) Celebration
bustle 4) Confettirain and windmachines 5) Musical
parody 6) Virtuosity.

DJ + more!

SATURDAY 23.4.

11.00-13.00 SATURDAY-LOUNGE

SATURDAY-Lounge invites you to take breath, recharge
energy and to enjoy movement. With on ticket nutrition
for soul and body in the shape of three workshops
and a smoothie (smoothie included in the price).
Maximum 30 participants.

HANNA LIINOJA: DANCE THE WORLD

Throw yourself in midst of world music and find your inner
caveman or -woman with afrobeat, flamenco,
hiphop and other rhythm-music.

TEIJA HÄYRYNEN: SOMATIC DANCE

Surprises, playfulness, body’s own movement – somatic
dance frees from the boundaries of choreographed
routines and challenges the participant to
focus on presence, body senses and observation.

ELINA HÄYRYNEN, OFF/BALANCE:
SPRING WELFARE FOR BODY AND MIND

Festival-ending with reverting the body to standard
form by using strenghtening and opening
techniques of Pilates. The workshop will finish in spring-like
heart-opening relaxation exercise.
Bring your own mattress!

No previous experience on dance or Pilates required!

 

Events at Jyväskylä City Theatre.

Further info in Finnish Alwar Urban -dance festival.

Stories, photos, videos Alwar Urban -FacebookOff/Balance -Facebook.

 

Organised by Jyväskylä City Theatre, Dance Center of Central Finland and Dance Company Off/Balance. Co-organizer the Film Center of Central Finland.

 

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