Attakkalari India Biennial: 2017This is the Title questions the relation between our individual choices, the norms set by our environment, and the boundaries that we ourselves build. Reconstructing the conventions of contemporary movement and breakdance, the work also contemplates Iduozee's personal body-history. The choreographic arrangement of the work is based on a set of repetitive gestures that intriguingly interplay with video, light and sound.
Westward Ho! was Saarinen's international breakthrough as a choreographer. It was invited to be a part of the first ever Aerowaves festival in 1997. The work has since then been performed over a hundred times in countries around the world. The male trio paints an absurdly melancholic, quietly humorous portrayal of friendship, selfishness and betrayal.
Man in a Room was created for Tero Saarinen by Carolyn Carlson, one of the most influential contemporary choreographers today. Based in France, she was born in the USA to parents of Finnish origin. Saarinen's riveting interpretation paints an image of a man an artist in a room. Inspired by the life of the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), the work explores man's creative anxiety.
This performance is part of Attakkalari India Biennial 2017, the 8th edition of South Asias largest and most important international festival for contemporary movement arts organised by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, being held at multiple venues across Bengaluru from 03 to 12 February, 2017. Visit www.attakkalaribiennial.org for more details on the festival.
The performance takes place in public spaces, and translates emotions from the public, transform them, and present them, as if to send these emotions back in a dancing envelope. One One One establishes a specific relation to the public, unlike regular stage performances.