Oct 13th and 14th, 2017 | Finnish National Opera
Swan Song (dir. Marita Liulia) & Bright Shadow
(Minna Tervamäki, Pontus Sundset, Kimmo Pohjonen,
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2017 at 19:30pm, Oct 14, 2017 at 15:00
Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Almi Hall,
Helsinginkatu 58, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Swan Song (dir. Marita Liulia) & Bright Shadow (Minna Tervamäki, Pontus Sundset, Kimmo Pohjonen, Mikko Perkola). Combining dance, multimedia and live music and using video and robot cameras, this dance work directed by Marita Liulia was inspired by the career of star dancer Minna Tervamäki – and by the dying swans in ballet. Swan Song focuses on current themes of encountering the alien and of the unpredictability of life.
Minna Tervamäki and Kimmo Pohjonen began their collaboration at the FNOB in 2011. They dazzled their audiences and went on to create Bright Shadow at the Oulu Music Festival in 2013. Pohjonen’s primeval energy contrasts with the sensitivity and intensiveness of Tervamäki, as the audience is treated to a battle of wills between these two charismatic performers. The greatest power is found in tranquillity and balance.
Only two performances in October,