Location X / Taneli Törmä (FIN/DK)

Survivors

humorous
Movement
spoken words

How the spoken word can enrich the choreographic. Can the spoken word push the body; set it in motion while the body that moves – gives the words a new meaning. An accurate choreography and an equally established ‘spoken word’.
During a 60-minute marathon of movement, voice and text, the boundaries between artists and spectators are blurred. Together we ask the big question: How far do you want to go to make it work? That’s the devil’s life.

Taneli Törmä’s movements and Finnish Anna Lipponen’s text are a 60 minute poetic marathon. Through the two actors’ constant and simultaneous flow of speech, movement, voice and text, the audience is brought step by step into a manipulative landscape. Together they have explored how the spoken word can enrich the choreographic. The spoken word pushes the body; sets it in motion while the body that moves gives the words a new meaning. An accurate choreography and an equally established ‘spoken word’ is here.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT!
The race to succeed in life is put on stage and as a spectator you are drawn in. During a 60-minute marathon of movement, voice and text, the boundaries between artists and spectators are blurred. Together we ask the big question: How far do you want to go to make it work? That’s the devil’s life.
ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVES

SURVIVORS – humorous, bodily transillumination of speed as unreflected terms. 4 stars ( Iscene.dk)

About LOCATION X

Survivors is a collaboration between Danish Location X and Finnish Studio Total.

Taneli Törmä – LOCATION X is an award-winning choreographer and performing artist, with international and interdisciplinary experience. As a teacher, performer, fundraiser, idea maker and curator he focuses on developing the performing arts towards a more diverse, intercultural, multi-perspectial and innovative form.

Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Odense Municipality, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation, William Demant Foundation, Bora Bora Residency Program, Birca Residency Program, Development Platform for Performing Arts, Copenhagen Performing Arts Committee

About LOCATION X

Credits

Idea, choreographer and instructor
Taneli Törmä

Performer
Troels Hagen Findsen

Performer
Anna Lipponen

Spoken text, playwright:
Anna Lipponen

Spoken voice
Laura Kamis Wrang

Live text, playwrights
Taneli Törmä

Lighting designer and set designer
Petri Tuhkanen / Studio total

Sound designer
Erik Christoffersen

Consultant
Caroline McSweeney

Administration
Lone Nyhuus

Production
LOCATION X