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New Baltic Dance'17: Taneli Törmä / Location X

16th of May 6 PM, Kaunas Chamber Theatre

 Classical Beauty

Taneli Törmä / Location X (Denmark)

Choreographer and performer: Taneli Törmä
Corps de ballet: 10-16 students from local ballet school
Light designer: Mårten K. Axelsson
Sound designer and music: Erik Schrøder Christoffersen and P. Tchaikovsky
Costume designer: Inbal Lieblich
Artistic mentor: Catherine Poher
Technician: David Nicolás Abad
Administrator: The project centre at Dansehallerne
Producer:  LOCATION X

Re-Dream is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg
Premiere: 2016
Duration: 25 min

Dreams for the future can help us live, however they can also prevent us from living the life that we really desire. Taneli’s solo is about waking up – a rethinking of the meaning and importance of dreams. In Classical beauty, the dancer-choreographer Taneli Törmä is hunting for one of his dreams – to dance his way to become a classical ballet male soloist. This dream is something that he couldn’t have done alone anymore. In the solo, he needs to modify his dream in order for it to come true. Sometimes it takes 11 years or more to get the courage to face the actual tools to fulfil the dream so that the dream would be finally true to yourself. Taneli Törmä performs his dream humorously, but with profound honesty.

Taneli Törmä is a Finnish artist based in Odense, Denmark, active in contemporary dance, film and multidisciplinary projects. He is a freelancer, guest performer and performer-choreographer, artistic director for his own Location X collaboration projects. Taneli was educated at the Finnish National Ballet School, Vocational qualification in dance in Helsinki/Finland 2002-2005 and Compagnia Roberto Zappala Modem Studio atelier in Catania/Italy 2007-2008. He has worked around Europe as a full-contract artist or as a freelancer in different kinds of theatres and companies. Aerowaves – a European network – has selected Taneli's Location X projects for priority lists (Zoom in 2015 and Classical Beauty in 2017) two times. The multidisciplinary artist has made dance movies since 2010, shooting them in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway and Estonia. His films Epilogue and Jump dance movies have received international dance film prizes in 2015 and 2016.

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