Brume de Mer
”The forest falls in their ears and their mouths drown into colors.
They go to the wet mountains, kind gods, evil flowers.”
Brume de Mer is a physical and vocal sonata painted by Elina Pirinen and her workgroup. It consists of the sheer volume produced by the combined abstraction of psycho-neurologically rich and emotional ring dance, a lyrical field sung in a peculiar manner, scents, intoxicating visions of duration and organ music that accumulates in the soul.
Brume de Mer fumbles for, deforms and reforms new expressions for desire, obsession, mutism, killing and intuition. The sonant stage consist of a tremendous organ composition, made by the working group, and of Sonata no. 2 for Organ by Russian composer Viktor Suslin, which is featured within the new composition.
The performance is a self-standing instalment of Pirinen’s series of works based on Russian compositions. For the artists of the workgroup, Brume de Mer is a delightful and novel comeback.
- About Elina Pirinen
Elina Pirinen is a choreographer, dancer, singer-songwriter-musician, artistic director and curator based in Helsinki. She often uses large classical music pieces as companions and frameworks for different corporal, vocal and linguistic performative qualities. She works closely with contemporary psychodynamic theories and their potential in stage practise. She works also with animal activism and makes intensive baroque-rockmusic with her orchestra Bambi lammella.
Choreographer, poems: Elina Pirinen. Dancers: Karolina Ginman, Suvi Kemppainen, Leena Nordberg, Elina Pirinen, Aino Voutilainen. Lighting and spatial design: Mateus Manninen. Sound design: Ville Kabrell. Music: Ville Kabrell, Elina Pirinen, Viktor Suslin. Dramaturge, costumes, poems: Heidi Väätänen. Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November, Elina Pirinen. Co-production: MDT. Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), ZIL Culture Center (Moscow), Hellerau (Dresden). This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.