workgroup & Kaaos Company (2023)
"Torotörö is a doubly melty sensation on the tongue"
The name embodies a multiplicity of language and a sensory experience.
Fluidity and strength were the departing points of this dance between two beings. The piece breaks expectations of the masculine and the notions of what is fixed, revealing the constant flux of gender, bodies and assumed roles in relation. Kadar and Jussi inhabit vivid intensities of connection, through courageous physicality and surprising tenderness in this choreography of improvisation. Tinkering with touch, Contact Improvisation techniques and limits, we are pulled into their encounters of intimacy and trust through their sublime listening and play.
Islands of rest and risk together with the wheelchair, articulate a hypnotic archipelago of images, evoking liquid, emotive (br)otherhoods.
Performers: Kadar Khristan & Jussi Ulkuniemi
Sound design: Riku-Pekka Kellokoski
Costume design: Iiris Herttua
Light design: Outi Vedenpää
Choreographic direction, project leader: Georgie Goater
Choreographic assistance, CI expertise: Kaisa Kukkonen
Premiere: 2.-3.6.2023 at X Dance Festivlal, Caisa Cultural, Helsinki
Performance: 24.9.2023, Tanssin Voima Festival, Helsinki
Production: Kaaos Company, X Dand Festival 2023
Photos: Jan Ahlstedt
Video: Leandro Lefa
Supported by: Uudenmaan Kulttuurirahast (SKR), Kaaos Company