jarkko mandelin

beneath a falling sky

Melancholy. Meaningful gazes. Slowly developing situations. Influenced by the work of the well-known Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki, Mandelin choreographs sceneries where tender and caring relations between people seem timeless and substantial. As a counterpoint unrestrained bursts, which might on the first sight seem violent, reveal as a playful game filled with physical details between the dancers who share an ultimate atmosphere of trust and support. The space works a platform for dance and physical dialogue. There are no unisons - only soloists who share gestures and moments in contact with each other. These situations, physical dialogues, are being observed by others on and off the stage.

Premiere: STOA, Helsinki, Finland, December 9, 2017 Production: SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance Duration: +/-30min  Dancers: 6 (FéliX Urbina Alejandre, Tilly Sordat, Tina Forés-Hitt, Luca Kancsó, Maté Horvath, Ruby Frances Jones)