- Brume de Mer
”Soils and trees with no snails and leaves
Snails and leaves with no past dreams
Shores, Meadows, Mountains, Flood.
Spleens, Lungs, Livers, Glow.”
Brume de Mer is a corporal 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 ring dance, lyrical field sung with peculiar beauty, scents, intoxicating colors and organ music that accumulates in the soul.
Brume de Mer fumbles for, deforms and reforms ancient and new expressions for desire, obsession, mutism, killing and intuition in an extremely physical way. The body comes out from the body and shares it’s power with you.
The sonant stage consist of a tremendous original organ composition made by Ville Kabrell, which has eaten alive the original idea of using Sonata no. 2 for Organ by Russian modernist composer Viktor Suslin.
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, vocal composition: Elina Pirinen. Dancers: Karolina Ginman, Suvi Kemppainen, Leena Nordberg, Elina Pirinen, Aino Voutilainen. Sonata composition and sound design: Ville Kabrell. Lighting and spatial design: Mateus Manninen. Costume design, dramaturge, poems: Heidi Väätänen. Costume design consultant, seamstress: Kaisa Kemikoski. Each artist of the group has been cross-influencing to all of the creative materials in the piece. 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). The performance takes place in the frame of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.