”The entirety is condensed and deliberate package of frenzy, defiance and tranquility.”
THE HELSINKI TIMES
Choreographer: Teemu Kyytinen
Light designer/scenographer: Pekka Pitkänen
Dancers: Elina Häyrynen, Terhi Kuokkanen and Ulla Väätäinen
Funding: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Dance Center of Central Finland, City of Jyväskylä and Time of Dance -festival
Premiere: 26.9.2013, Time of Dance -festival, Jyväskylä
Duration: 45 min.
Choreographer Teemu Kyytinen (artistic director of Time of Dance -festival) has choreographed Dance Company Off/Balance a dance piece in which dancers Terhi Kuokkanen, Elina Häyrynen and Ulla Väätäinen throw themselves into everchanging and virtuosic movement. The comprehensive work of art is completed with a delicate and nuanced light design and scenography by Pekka Pitkänen.
Moving forward powerfully and in manic cycles Void tells about nothingness as a state where one proceeds from thoughts to action. Nothingness appears both as something desirable and ultimate as well as something to run away from. Void addresses the subject concretely, expressively and through physical exhaustion.
Nothingness is full of energy.
“Hectic modern time recurs in the dancers’ movement language, and the intensity of the performers – the whole work of art – was enormous.
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The technical and expressional finesse of Off/Balance’s Terhi Kuokkanen and Elina Häyrynen is already well-known and guest-performer Ulla Väätäinen was an equal member of the group.”