suomeksi / in English

• Choreography
SIMO HEISKANEN

• Costume designer
SARI SUOMINEN

• Lightning designer
PASI PEHKONEN

• Dancers
SIMO HEISKANEN, PIIA KESKINEN, HERMANNI RASK, TUOMO RAILO, RIIKKA RÄSÄNEN



 

NECTAR

Nectar tells a story of people surfing local-area networks. They are sunk in an electrical trance and they keep fumbling for their dreams. Reality and an imaginary world have changed places. The people's everyday activities are mechanical and distorted so that they have become unrecognizable in their lack of spirit. They play a common game, each with their own rules. Under the surface, smothered instinctive passions rule, and they emerge from time to time, primitive. Dreams are the people's real life, a lifeline which gives breathing space. The movement arises from the keyboard of a typewriter. Minimal repetition progresses into awkwardly communicating meetings between people, from situation comedy to dance.

"The choreography of Simo Heiskanen is, however, thoroughly splendid. The movement material is versatile and contributes for its part to the storytelling in a sovereign way by the means of dynamic modern dance as well as riverdance, ballroom dancing, or the step patterns of music videos, just to mention a few." (Outi Lahtinen, Turun Sanomat, March 3, 2003)

"Simo Heiskanen's choreography in its fluent combination of tone and movement, created in itself the rhythm, kinetic nerve, which moved the storytelling forward, even in some scenically less inspiring moments."
(Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet, March 1, 2003)

"The office ballet in grey nuances is strict stuff. A carnival defeats a programmed life!" (Auli Räsänen, Helsingin Sanomat, September 12, 2003)

"It is fascinating to see how many familiar business realities, like management by results, personal goals, competition, rewarding, hierarchy, financial statement, among others, can be produced by a correctly scaled stage activity, by situation comedy and certain passwords scattered here and there." (Jan-Peter Kaiku, Hufvudstadsbladet, September 5, 2003)

Premiere in the Louhi Hall at the Cultural Centre of Espoo in September 2003.