suomeksi / in English

• choreography
TUOMO RAILO

• music
OLIVIER MESSIAEN

• set and costume design
METTI NORDIN

• light design
Pasi Pehkonen

• dancers
SIMO HEISKANEN, ILONA KEÑOVÁ, TUOMO RAILO, GUILLERMO SARDUY, KATRI SOINI, JUANJO TORRES MARTÍNEZ

• duration 60 min.

 

 

QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

"And then there is the side which represents optimism, the truly human side. The ability to feel empathy and caring for others." - Jussi Tossavainen/ HS 22.9.2013

Quartet for the End of Time is the second part of Tuomo Railo's trilogy dealing with new dimensions of humanity.

Railo has made the choreography based on a classic composition created by Olivier Messiaen in 1941 at a prisoner-of-war camp. The events on stage are tuned in to grotesque expression, combined with the sometimes humorously random, sometimes horrifyingly chaotic logic of dreams.

"The performance includes a lot of lottery and improvisation. The rehearsal process has included play on the quality of movement, archetypes and different rules. I hope the end result will reach our ´collective subconscious'

Messiaen composed his quartet at a prisoner-of-war camp. His composition is living proof of how important imagination and creativity are for humans. Our dance performance is a tribute to artists who have continued working even in harsh conditions.". – Tuomo Railo

The audience is advised to change places during the performance if the props or the lighting impede watching. Moving is allowed on all sides.

 

The opening night of the performance was on the 20th of September, 2013 in Espoo Culture Centre.

The opening night of the third part of the trilogy, Omnipotens, will be held in 2015.

 

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