Dreams for the future can help us to live, but can also prevent us from living the life that we really desire. This solo is about a wake-up - a rethinking of the meaning and importance of dreams.

Taneli Törmä is in search of one of his dreams - to dance his way to become a classical male ballet dancer, with profound honesty, playfulness and some unexpected help.

This is the official opening performance of Spring Forward 2017. Therefore there will be a welcome speech. The performance "Classical beauty" is 30 min. long.

Features local dancers from Balletakademiet.

Biography

Taneli Törmä is a Finnish choreographer and dancer artist based in Denmark, active in the fields of contemporary dance and film and educated at the Finnish National Ballet School. He is a performer, a choreographer and the artistic director of his company, LOCATION X.

Taneli has worked around Europe with several companies including Svenska Teattern (FIN), Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FIN), Bora Bora – Visual Theater (DK), Mancopy (DK), Recoil (DK), Oldenburg Staatstheater (DE), Staatstheater Mainz (DE), Kobalt Works (BE), Random Collision (NL), Zodiak-Centre for New Dance (FIN), Söltumatu Tantsu Ühendus (EST).

In 2011-2012 he was the in-house choreographer for Theater Momentum Odense in Denmark, which has been his ‘home’ theatre since. Aerowaves has selected LOCATION X works twice: Zoom in 2015 and Classical Beauty in 2017.

Taneli has created dance movies since 2010 in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway and Estonia. His EPILOGUE and JUMP dance movies have received International dance film prizes in 2015 & 2016.