// spatial and lighting design with heikki paasonen


nature dances

These flowers before me contain the dream of a dance. It could be named ‘The light falling on white flowers’. A dance that would be a subtle translation of the light and the whiteness. 
– Isadora Duncan: The Dance of the Future (1903)

Nature Dances is a stage collaboration between choreographers Satu Herrala, Eeva Muilu, Anna Mustonen and Masi Tiitta. It explores the nature of dance, nature in dance, and the nature of four artists meeting to make a dance together. Throughout the history of dance, the relationship of the dancer's body and its movements to nature and what is considered natural has been in a state of change. With Nature Dances the choreographer-dancers want to participate in this continuum dance the nature of 2014.

choreography, performance: eeva muilu, masi tiitta, anna mustonen, satu herrala, lighting and spatial design: heikki paasonen & jani-matti salo, costume design: laura haapakangas, production: zodiak - center for new dance, helsinki festival, wilderness dance

20.-28.8.2014 helsinki festival, pannuhalli, zodiak - center for new dance, helsinki

photo: jani-matti salo, timo wright