Aurinkobaletti − Collectif ÈS: Stayin' Alive - Aurinkobaletti

Aurinkobaletti − Collectif ÈS: Stayin’ Alive

Kuvassa mies käsi kasvojen edessä suojana kirkkaalle valolle.

With Stayin’ Alive, Aurinkobaletti − AB Dance Company and the Collectif ÈS want to dig further into group dynamics and collectives starting from the idea of anthems: Anthems gather and represent. They bring people together under songs and lyrics spreading ideals, thoughts and memories. An die Freude (Ode to Joy), Amazing Grace, God Save the Queen, I Will Survive, Run the world (girls)… They can be national anthems, symbolic, sport used, political, revolutionary, punk, popular or commercial. One anthem can travel from one period to another, from cause to cause. It can take different meanings depending on our personal experiences and backgrounds.

Could it be possible, with derision, joy and utopia to create a new anthem?



CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Collectif ÈS: Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez ja Émilie Szikora | DANCE Linda Björkqvist, Côme Calmelet-Pyykkö, Patrick Di Quirico ja Elina Raiskinmäki | SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUME DESIGN Bertrand Nodet | LIGHT DESIGN Magnús Sigurðarson | SOUND DESIGN Valtteri Alanen | WEBSITE PHOTO Wilfrid Haberey | PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN Jussi Virkkumaa | PRODUCTION Aurinkobaletti

Premier: 28.4.2023 | Manilla, Turku
Duration: approximately 50 min
Age recommendation: +8 years



Fri 28.4. klo 19.00 PREMIER
Sat 29.4. klo 17.00

Wed 3.5. klo 19.00
Thu 4.5. klo 19.00
Fri 5.5. klo 19.00
Sat 6.5. klo 17.00

Wed 10.5. klo 19.00
Thu 11.5. klo 19.00
Fri 12.5. klo 19.00
Sat 13.5. klo 17.00



25 € single ticket
23 € pensioners
15 € students, children (under 18 years), unemployed persons, and persons in civil service or in the army.

Buy tickets at our online ticket sales.


Collective  ÈS − Sidonie Duret, Jérémy Martinez ja Émilie Szikora

ÈS is a preposition that means in regard to.

ÈS is always followed by a plural, so it is always followed by multiplicity – exactly mirroring the multiplicity we seek in the idea of a collective. Collectif ÈS was born out of a desire to search, investigate and explore choreographical language as a group of three.

Collectif ÈS takes the floor as a group, in which each of them is relevant, no roles have been attributed, and each brings our their own vision and approach. They tackle new productions as collective inventions, proposing subjects that emerge from themselves – taking a gamble on assigning a triple signature to any creative act or subject.

Creating a live show means offering up their own experiences and what they, as living beings, have seen and lived through. Through this way of sharing, the group creates their own form of research, seeking a physical intensity that drives their bodies to commit absolutely and become fully inhabited. They pursue a desire to develop physical empathy, to inhabit bodies that communicate and exude the pleasure they find in being together. That research is constantly nourished by their investigations into communication and group energy, by their need to function in a specific way, and by the social role these aspects play. The creative process is an opportunity to come together, work together, and question one’s relationship with others. Collectif ÈS has been co-creating shows since 2011 by tackling, with a degree of self-mockery, themes such as utopia, discord, and the plagiarism and/or inheritance of popular cultural references.



25 € single ticket
23 € pensioners
15 € students, children (under 18 years), unemployed persons, and persons in civil service or in the army.

Buy tickets at our online ticket sales.