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• Choreography
TUOMO RAILO

• Composer
GYÖRGY LIGETI

• Visualisation
HEIDI ROMO

•Lightning designer
JANNE TEIVAINEN

• Dancers
KRISTIINA BACKMAN, PIA KESKINEN, MAMMU RANKANEN, HERMANNI RASK

• duration 40 min.

 

Kirsikkapuu

THE CHERRY TREE

The Cherry Tree is a so-called dogma work. Tuomo Railo has written rules to pilot the choreographical process of his work. There are seven dogmas, the first of which is the following: "The choreographer shall be silent during rehearsals." However, the most difficult of the dogmas may be number six: "Dance must have an impact with its beauty and the beauty must be felt in the spectator's lower stomach."

"It is clear that Railo knows sovereignly the carriage of movement and the scale of emotions of dance, down to pathetics." (Jukka O. Miettinen, Helsingin Sanomat)

"This work includes nothing unnecessary. Railo has excellent taste and instinct when it comes to choosing his music. The Cherry Tree is a freely breathing, even a meditative experience." (Pirjo Raiskio, Turun Sanomat)

Premiered at Espoo, on September 2000.