Carl Knif Company: Fugue in Two Colors

Contemporary dance

Fugue in two colors is a study of the eternal relation between dance and music.

In the pie­ce Fu­gue in two co­lors Knif re­turns to exp­lo­re the exp­res­si­ve po­wer of mo­ve­ment. The pie­ce it­self is a stu­dy of the an­cient re­la­tions­hip bet­ween mu­sic and dan­ce. In the pie­ce the st­rict mu­si­cal form of Dmit­ri Šos­ta­ko­vitš’s pre­lu­des and fu­gues is jux­ta­po­sed with the ramb­ling mo­ve­ment of the dan­cers.

Fu­gue in two co­lors is a stu­dy of the enig­ma­tic na­tu­re of the con­cept of per­for­man­ce and per­for­ming. The dif­fe­rent sec­tions of the ve­nue (the hou­se, the set and the si­de of the sta­ge) are all spa­ces of the pie­ce, at the sa­me ti­me they are pla­ces sha­ped by the con­ven­tions and tra­di­tions of the per­for­ming arts. The spa­ces them­sel­ves de­pict our ro­le in in­te­rac­ting with the per­for­man­ce at hand. Can the per­for­man­ce it­self deal with the­se ro­les and can dan­ce exp­ress our ex­pe­rien­ces of the dif­fe­rent spa­ces. What do we wish from a per­for­man­ce? What do we need it for? What we ex­pe­rien­ce in Fu­gue in two co­lors, is a per­for­man­ce wit­hin a per­for­man­ce and the re­la­tions­hip bet­ween the­se two en­ti­ties. We tra­ce the jour­ney of the work out of its own con­text to­wards the vie­wer. Does a pie­ce real­ly mat­ter? Can it chan­ge so­met­hing in rea­li­ty?

Cho­reog­rap­hy: Carl Knif
Dan­ce: Jon­na Aal­to­nen, Jyr­ki Kas­per, Pek­ka Lou­hio, Hei­di Naak­ka, Mik­ko Pa­lo­nie­mi, An­na Sten­berg/Ter­hi Vai­ma­la, Ee­ro Ves­te­ri­nen
Set and light de­sign: Wil­liam Iles
Sound de­sign: Jan­ne Hast
Cos­tu­me de­sign: Ka­ro­lii­na Koi­so-Kant­ti­la
Pho­tos: Yos­hi Omo­ri
Co-pro­duc­tion: Carl Knif Com­pa­ny & Hel­sin­ki Ci­ty Theat­re
Pre­mie­re: 12.10.2020 at stu­dio Pa­si­la

Carl Knif Company

Helsinki City Theatre

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