Vinterresa (Winter Journey) is a new creation by choreographer Carl Knif for our dancer Madeleine Månsson. The starting point of the piece has been Franz Schubert's song cycle Winterreise based on Wilhelm Müller's poems.
In Vinterresa Madeleine Månsson embarks on a journey through a multi-layered landscape.
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AER alludes to air, wind and to the flows and currents of this life-sustaining element. This multisensory and intimate work creates a unique experience for its viewers, who can enter the piece in Valvesali at the Cultural Cente Valve. The work combines contemporary circus, contemporary dance, visual arts and music in an evocative performance.
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The flowing flow (Vuolas vuo) can be seen all the way to Kittilä Road
The city of Rovaniemi's first percentage work of art, Jukka Huitila's Vuolas vuo, was unveiled during the Rovaniemi week in Ylikylä.
Seija Lappalainen Lapin Kansa 10.9.2021
When a work of art was ordered from Jukka Huitila for a multi-purpose building to be built in Ylikylä, Rovaniemi, the artist got acquainted with the empty plot, measured the environment with his eyes and rose to the rampart, which attenuates the noise of Kittiläntie traffic. Shortly thereafter, he received the first drawings from the architectural firm.
- The design language of the ridge began to appeal to me, Huitila says.
This is how the planning of percentage art began for the first time in Rovaniemi. Except that art did not account for a percentage of construction costs.
- I don't even know the first project where this would have been fully realised, Huitila says.
In keeping with the spirit of percent art, he got involved already in the design phase of the building, and was given free rein to place his work inside or outside the building.
The artist wanted the work out so that it wasn’t just the Ilona of the building’s users. He wanted the work to be visible to Kittiläntie, the residents of the area and outdoor enthusiasts.
An ambiguous work of light
In September 2019, the City of Rovaniemi opened a portfolio search for a work of light art for the Ylikylä multipurpose building. Based on the portfolio, a sketch of the work was ordered from Jukka Huitila, and an order decision was made based on it.
Huitila describes his work as a dissertation that has emerged from the observation of natural events. The artist who moved to Rovaniemi in 2018 has a close relationship with nature and especially river nature.
Vuolas vuo is an ambiguous work that can be reminiscent of a river bed, northern lights, the top of a mountain and a river valley - and like nature, Vuolas vuo is different in daylight, evening twilight and night darkness.
- The work is divided into a day theme and an evening and night theme. Changes tied to sunrise and sunset times closely follow the cycle of the year. In winter, in the camouflage, the evening and night theme is in the main part and the focus changes to the day theme as we go towards summer, the artist describes. The work can be admired from the courtyard of the kindergarten in the Ylikylä multipurpose building; the living work of light art is located on the roof edge of the facade of the building, adapting its shapes.ct in Rovaniemi. Under the name Vuolas vuo, I want to tie it to nature, which I respect and protect.
Carl Knif creates an innovative and physical interpretation of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play.
Deity Agnes undertakes a dreamlike journey through the world, encountering the different sides of humanity. She sees people and their lives as they are, full of contrasts and suffering, but also great beauty. Will Agnes be disappointed with humans, or will she be filled with love? How will she interpret the meaning of life and humans’ role on earth? Knif poses questions through strong physical expression and visuality. Music also plays a key role in the performance.
The performance is produced in collaboration between the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki, Riksteatern in Sweden, and Carl Knif Company.
"The performance, co-produced by Svenska Teatern, the Swedish Riksteatern and the Carl Knif Company, is reminiscent of the style of German silent films or Russian formalists from a hundred years ago for its visualization."
HS review **** 9.9.2021
"Lives up to expectations
Carl Knif impressed a few years ago on the same stage with his dance theater production of Kafka's short novel The Transformation, and it quickly becomes clear that A Dream Play will not be a disappointment. In fact, the show is excellent, both entertaining and intellectual, visually rich and innovative."
HBL review 9.9.2021
Direction and choreography: Carl Knif
Performers: Mårten Andersson, Per Burell, Patrick Henriksen, Oksana Lommi, Pekka Louhio, Dennis Nylund
Costume designer: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound designer/Composer: Janne Hast
Light designer: Jukka Huitila
Scenographer: Erik Salvesen
Make-up and hair: Tiitta Stoor
Photographer: Cata Portin
Production: Carl Knif Company, Svenska Teatern, Riksteatern
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