Viirus Guest: Carl Knif Company
THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF A DOG / WHAT MY FATHER SAID
The emotional life of a dog / what my father said is a physical study of emotions and their origins. The choreography is a duet for two male dancers. The piece deals with the process of becoming your own self and the concept of manhood.
Choreography: Carl Knif
Dance: Carl Knif, Eero Vesterinen
Texts: Carl Knif, Kristofer Möller
Light and projection design: Jukka Huitila
Sound design: Janne Hast
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Production: Carl Knif Company & Zodiak - Centre for New Dance, 2016
We had three performances of this atmospheric piece and It was nice to come back to this work now. I broke my ankle badly right after the premiere last year. I had some deep thoughts over the Autumn while recovering from the surgery.. so, it took me some time to remember the ideas behind the scenography. I wanted to have a movie like background and some past time feeling on it. On the other hand I used fluorescent lights as a sidelights to bring it up to the present time. Nice combination, kind of a live movie or "a movie happening" in front of the screen. Then I used just front lights to light up the performers from the background. It´s actually very minimalistic setup. Something new for me and something to keep up exploring over the upcoming premier with Carl Knif Company 2018.