I'M LIQUID, premier 12/2018 Helsinki
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 and 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: 11.12.2019 Culture Centre STOA, Helsinki
Production: Kinetic Orchestra and Co-operative Arts Society Apinatarha