A dance performance about gaze, encounter and friendship.
The heart of a woman is a circle-placed warp of encounters for two dancers and a musician whose instrument is a piano and her own voice. The heart of a woman beats for humanity, peeks into the history of her creators, reaches for understanding between hearts, dares to reveal herself to someone who cares when we drop and is inspired by sociologist Francesco Alberoni’s ideas of genuine and equal friendship.
The question behind this production is: could friendship between women be supportive without competition? Could friendship be like a long, warm summer day with permission to stumble and be unfinished? How would it feel then, how to live it bodily? The production is also interested in gaze both as a concrete act and symbolically: how do I look at myself and with it others?
SCRIPT AND CONCEPT Erika Malkki | DIRECTION Henna-Maria Hanhineva | CHOREOGRAPHY Henna-Maria Hanhineva and working group | DANCERS Heli-Maria Latola and Marjukka Savolainen | COMPOSITION AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE Mari Vuoritie | LYRICS Working group | COSTUMES Mervi Vainio | LIGHT DESIGN Pauli Niemelä | PHOTOS Mira Kolanen and Matti Kilponen | PREMIER AND PRODUCTION JoJo – Oulu Dance Center (2019)
Duration: 50 minutes.
Supported by: Regional Dance Center of Western Finland, Art council of Western Finland, Kustavi Korps.
Fri 28.10. at 19.00 + Meeting with the artist after the performance in the theatre foyer.
Sat 29.910. at 17.00
25 € single ticket
23 € pensioners
15 € students, children (under 18 years), unemployed persons, and persons in civil service or in the army.
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