Hyppy! kollektiivi presents their new choreography, Are You There? – Dancing from a Distance, for the first time at Café Belcampo. The piece is a contemporary choreography for four dancers.
The central question that the choreography poses is whether it is still possible to create a choreography without rehearsing it together in the same physical location – for example when the dancers are living in different countries. And what happens when the dancers finally meet each other, to perform the choreography together, on stage?
Hyppy! kollektiivi is based in Helsinki, Finland. When one of the group members moved to Amsterdam in Autumn 2017, Hyppy! kollektiivi decided to try a new way to make a choreography by using videos and other digital media. The choreographers planned different kinds of movement, improvisation, sound, text, and emotion tasks. Dancers interpreted the tasks individually, and filmed their versions to be shared with each other. The choreography and the choreographic scores are based on the tasks and dancers’ versions of the tasks.
Are You There? – Dancing from a Distance
Choreography: Katja Korpi, Carita Lähteenmäki
Dancers: Katja Korpi, Carita Lähteenmäki, Terhi Pursiainen, Heidi Suur-Hamari
Music: Robot Koch, Pavel Dovgal; Open, Yagya; But If These Words Are Heard
Voice recording: The Dancers
Studio edit/mix: Jan Noponen
Photos: Jaakko Juutila, Topi Kairenius, Carita Lähteenmäki, Terhi Pursiainen
Press photo editing: Carita Lähteenmäki
Toegang: € 10,00