suomeksi / in English

• choreography, costumes and sound design
SIMO HEISKANEN

• light design
Pasi Pehkonen

• dancers
ANU CASTRÉN, SIMO HEISKANEN, ANNE HIEKKARANTA and KAISA NIEMI

• duration 38 min.

 

AMATEURS

"Heiskanen himself makes a hysterical comic performance in his role of an energetic outside artist/magician/ringmaster. The charming master of trial and error performs, fumbles and almost strangles himself in a rope trick, but continues again, genuinely enthusiastic." - Hannele Jyrkkä / HS 28.7.2011

“That’s all you ever saw…amateurs…we don’t live long enough to be anything else” (Charlie Chaplin in Limelight)

Amateurs is a humorous work realized by the means of mime. It is a homage to outsider art.

The aim of the work is to make the mind fl y freely from one association to the other. The spectator may recognize familiar moments of shame and inadequacy – those that we don’t like to talk about.

The four dancers create an anarchistic gallery of characters whose actions proceed playfully towards total chaos. The characters created by the performers act according to their own twisted logic. They do everything lovingly.

The word amateur comes from the Latin word amare, to love. What if we could be free and act according to our desires? What would it lead to?

Premiéred on 27.7.2011 at the Täydenkuun Tanssit - Fullmoon Dance Festival in Pyhäsalmi, Finland.

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