Photo: Hertta Kiiski
Thu 06.10.2022 7.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival
Sat 08.10.2022 7.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival
Sun 09.10.2022 3.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival
Tue 11.10.2022 7.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival
Wed 12.10.2022 7.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival
Thu 13.10.2022 7.00 pm Dance House (Erkko Hall), Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival

Eros

A new collaboration between harpsichordist Marianna Henriksson and choreographer Anna Mustonen

ARTISTIC TEAM
Assembling and concept: Marianna Henriksson and Anna Mustonen
Choreography: Anna Mustonen
Musical director, harpsichord and organ: Marianna Henriksson
Performers: Hanna Ahti, Mikko Hyvönen, Anna Kupari, Pie Kär and Eleni Pierides, dance;
Tuuli Lindeberg and Sirkku Rintamäki, soprano; Teppo Lampela, alto; Juho Punkeri, tenor; Jussi Lehtipuu, bass;
Finnish Baroque Orchestra: Anne Pekkala and Hannu Vasara, violin; Hanna Pakkala, viola; Louna Hosia, cello; Anna Rinta-Rahko, violone; Jani Sunnarborg, dulcian; Eero Palviainen, theorbo

Dramaturge: Masi Tiitta
Costume design: Piia Rinne
Lighting and set design: Heikki Paasonen
Producer: Riikka Thitz / i dolci

Production: i dolci, Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Helsinki Early Music Festival
Supported by: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Kone Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Residence: Santarcangelo dei Teatri (IT) / Finnish Cultural Foundation

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It is a reach that never quite arrives, bittersweet.

The ancient Greek word eros contains the notion of lack. Eros is the desire for something that is not present. As I attain it, my longing ceases. Distance is the prerequisite for erotic desire; it is moved by distance. Eros inserts itself between us and densifies the space between.

…electrified by desire so that they touch not touching -

In the performance, dance and music are often intertwined, sometimes at different tracks, continuously sharing the same space. Eight musicians, five dancers and five singers surrender to the fluctuating vibrations between dance and music. The dance and music yearn for each other, gently reaching towards one another.

- the way they intersect may feel like eros to you.

The choreography of the piece lies in the desire to approach, in the gestures of reaching out. It is dance from the moment touch has not yet taken place. It is about approaching when tentativeness and tension are allowed to be seen and the other is not taken into possession.

In early Italian Baroque music, eros is the prolonged desire of dissonances and suspensions to resolve towards consonances. Eros lies in the meaning of song lyrics intertwined with abrasions, projections and frictional reachings-out of the music. Sound fluctuates between us as vibration in the air, reaches the ear canals, and enters the body. A slight movement takes place.

For in this dance the people do not move. Desire moves. Eros is a verb.

Music: Biagio Marini – Claudio Monteverdi – Giovanni Felice Sances – Barbara Strozzi

Quotes: Anne Carson: Eros the Bittersweet (1986)

Eros is a part of the programmes of the Helsinki Early Music Festival and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

Duration: to be confirmed (no intermission)

Tickets 42/38/21 €: tixfi.fi

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