Director's Day-Off

 

Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi's artists have taken over revised the program, and hence the artistic director has been tied up and locked in a dark vault at the office director has a day-off. Inspired by the artistic freedom, Rimpparemmi's dancers and musicians have created a performance comprised of six individual works of art.

 

 

Bystander

Choreography and dance: Anni Pilhjärta 

Sound and light design: Antti Lindholm

Costume design: Kaija Maunula

 

Bystander balances between being affected and affecting. Looking for a standpoint; observing, experiencing, watching. Does the gaze turn inside or open out?

"Those who experience do not participate in the world." - Martin Buber

 

 

Compositon for One Insecure Artist

Choreography and dance: Helmi Järvensivu

Sound and light design: Antti Lindholm

Costume design: Kaija Maunula

 

Underneath it all, just one insecure artist. A dance piece about insecurity, existing and being aware of someone watching.

 

 

A Little Nightly Bacchanal

Choreography: Atte Herd

Dancers: Helmi Järvensivu ja Laura Kallas

Sound and light design: Antti Lindholm and Atte Herd

Costume design: Kaija Maunula

 

The festivities are over and the guests are leaving. Two young ladies sneak back into the ballroom to continue a feast of their own. After going through the banquet table, they come across something unexpected, something that changes the situation. Emotions and lust take over. Does the atmosphere remain light or is it gone with the competitiveness?

 

 

Theatre Duet Glasumoi Presents: A Man and a Banjo Player

Choreography: Laura Kallas

Dancers: Antti Lindholm ja Atte Herd

Sound and light design: Antti Lindholm

Costume design: Kaija Maunula

 

This is a tale of courage. A tale of faith and trust. A tale of brotherhood, but not of equality, not to mention freedom. This is a tale of two men carried by coincidences and a shared dream to a moment in Järvenpää House's intimate basement theatre in the year 1998.

This is a tale of how Theatre Duet Glasumoi was conceived and especially of what has kept them going, continuing on their own way despite the hardships encountered.

 

The performance contains some spoken word in Finnish.

 


The Fiddlers (Pelimannit)

Accordion: Henri Haakana

Visuals: Antti Lindholm

Composition: Einojuhani Rautavaara

Arrangement: Matti Rantala

 

The Fiddlers is based on old, southern-ostrobothnian folk-fiddling songs, from which composer Einojuhani Rautavaara created a series of six brief fantasias. The parts are named in old Finnish and depict famous fiddlers who played the original violin tunes.

 

1. The Närbö Villagers in Fine Fettle

Närbö's famous fiddlers arrive in a brilliant procession.

 

2. Mr. Jonas Kops

In the strange light of a northern summer's night, Mr. Jonas Kops plays for the forest and himself.

 

3. Mr. Jacob Könni

An artist, a virtuoso, a witch: Mr. Jacob Könni lives in the middle of his wondrous bells and machines.

 

4. Bell-Ringer Samuel Dickström

Organist Samuel has a moment of lonesome inspiration: He fills the small church with an improvisation on Bach mixed with old wedding songs.

 

5. Devil's Dance

Melancholy devil sits on a rock listening to the grim and mysterious forest.

 

6. Jumps

They go round and round jumping, with their wide faces as solemn as in church, but with a peculiar frenzy in their large feet and hands.

 

 

Sillankorva's Paganini

Violin and nyckelharpa (keyed violin): Valtteri Valo

 

Brudmarch (trad.) - An exceptionally fine tune from the homeland of the nyckelharpa (i.e. Sweden).

 

Trädgårdsvalssen (trad.). - Another great tune from the homeland of the nyckelharpa.

 

Capricci n.5 (Niccolò Paganini) - It is claimed that Niccolo Paganini did not play all his compositions by himself, but the devil himself had played them. I strongly agree...

 

Capricci n.24 (Niccolo Paganini) - Theme varied in the style of the legendary Wilbur Hall.