In co-creation with Maikki Palm and with live sound by Aapeli Hakala, Still Sun premiered at the Feel Helsinki Festival in 2019, Musiikitalo Helsinki.
This piece is contemplative development and what follows the long-distance co-creation 'Same Sun' between Finland and NZ. The dance piece between hemispheres to James Risbey's sound design explores traveling bodies, shifting companionship, time delay and closeness.
Still Sun borrows the memories and imbues the now with it's own embodied future(s) within Aapeli Hakala's live soundscape. Soft and tenderly evolving movements between the dancers, video and sound create a conversation, bringing past and present spaces into dialogue in performance. Ephemerality is both suspended and augmented through the repetition, difference and layers of interrelating elements. "A desire to abandon attachment, we fail, and look to the future as we borrow from the past."
- Same Sun 2018
Concept: Georgie Goater & Maikki Palm
Sound design: Aapeli Hakala