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I'M Liquid (2018)

While previous works by Kinetic Orchestra have brought children, animals, and political satire to the stage, I’m Liquid draws on martial arts culture, looking at human life and its emptiness, as well as the dry irony of strange movement. The title of the work refers to the metaphor of the body transforming into water, known from martial arts films.

The work also includes Japanese martial arts’ belts that are used to manipulate the body’s weight. Handles set in the center of the dancers’ bodies allow moving others, gravity-defying flights, and surrendering to the flow of symphonic movement. Another level is always present in the work. The music of the work creates an atmosphere of a shopping center, which, as a manifestation of consumption and superficiality, is a great source of inspiration for an ironic relationship of the presence of one’s own and others.


Duration: 60 minutes

Choreography: Jarkko Mandelin and the working group

Dancers: Oskari Turpeinen, Sanni Giordani, Iiro Näkki, Anni Koskinen 

Lighting Design: Jukka Huitila

Sound Design: Janne Hast

Costume Design: Kirsi Gum

Premier: 11.12.2018 Culture Centre STOA, Helsinki

Production: Kinetic Orchestra and Co-operative Arts Society Apinatarha

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