premier 11.12.2019

WILDLIFE, premier 11/12/2019 Helsinki

Wildlife  is a controlled chaos. The piece is  loosely based on the dualistic character of Pulcinella whose modern version is embodied by the skillful six years old dancer Lyyli Mandelin. Pulcinella, one of the main characters of Commedia dell'arte, is at the same time smart, nasty and manipulative but also sensitive and lonely. In the performance , the  presence of kids becomes an vital part of this acrobatic scene  that is characterized by irrationality and imagination  

In Wildlife, Pulcinella's imagenary world  is  dark and curious world where life comes across as weird and uncontrollable but also as exciting and full of adventures. The performance gives an opportunity to deal with challenging feelings by emphasizing the quirky world  of  childlike mind a  where actions are irrational and fun but also distant from real life.

 Although there are young performers on stage Wildlife is giving more than just ”cotton candy” experience for adult audience. Through these children performance is representing demands and standards of the grown up world. Kinetic Orchestra is continuing their unique and insightful dance and movement culture known from their previous works in Wildlife. Characteristic for this group is colliding and crossing overlapping movement qualities, aggression and humor.


Duration: 45 minutes

Choreography: Jarkko Mandelin

Dancers: Oskari Turpeinen, Sanni Giordani, Lyyli Mandelin, Urho Mandelin, Oiva Mandelin

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

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/3877456 

Artistic Director JARKKO MANDELIN
+358 55 433224 jarkko@kineticorchestra.fi

+358 50 4300061 info@kineticorchestra.fi 


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