Kaisa Koulu and Anna Torkkel: Folivora

Young audiences|Contemporary dance

Kaisa Koulu and Anna Torkkel’s latest dance piece for child audience, Folivora will be seen at the contemporary art space Kutomo in Turku again in between 5-9 December 2018.

Clock is ticking and sand runs in the hourglass. Sun moves in the sky, day falls into a night. How would we notice the time passing or the rhythm of it if anything wouldn’t change? Sloth (in Latin folivora) spends most of its time hanging upside down in the trees of tropical rainforests. It is the slowest of the mammals we know and from our point of view it feels strange how anyone can spend its whole life so seemingly sleepy. Haste is familiar to us, and speed, but what time and pace exactly are? Each one has his/her own tempo and time, no?

Kaisa Koulu and Anna Torkkel’s dance piece for children, Folivora will be seen at the contemporary art space Kutomo again in December! Fascinated by the originality of the sloth, in Folivora different durations, speeds and rhythms are the content and the starting point for playing with movement. The choreography was found and worked together with 9-year-old Aarne, who is also one of the performers. The visual design of the piece is made by Piia Rinne and the sound design by Marja Ahti.

In spring 2017 the group of the same artists realised the piece Vuokko with 11-year-old Elli as a performer and co-maker of the work. The artists experienced the presence of a child as an equal member of the working group as significant, fruitful and interesting and wanted to continue on facilitating similar processes. From the group’s point of view a child as a performer in a piece directed to young audience opens up special layers of identification and sensitivity.

The half-hour long performance is suitable for children ages 1 to 12. Information on Folivora workshops taking place at Kutomo on 1 December here!

Choreography: Kaisa Koulu and Anna Torkkel together with Aarne Syrjänen
Dance: Kaisa Koulu and Aarne Syrjänen
Visual design: Piia Rinne
Sound design: Marja Ahti
Production: Ehkä-production, Kaisa Koulu and Anna Torkkel
Premiere: 17.5.2018 Kutomo, Turku
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland

Performances: Wed 5.12. at 7 pm | Fri 7.12. at 6 pm | Sun 9.12. at 3 pm

Tickets: 12/7€, family ticket (4 persons) 30€
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Photo: Hertta Kiiski


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Contemporary art space Kutomo

Kalastajankatu 1 B, Turku