In her childhood, Virpi Pahkinen, growing up in the middle of Finland, studied classical music, while in her teenage years she became a fan of figure skating. The Stockholm-based artist is known as one of the most prominent Nordic dancers and choreographers today - the winner of several competitions has performed in 45 countries with great success, dancing on stages of famous opera houses and in unusual places - Mongolian steppes and on rafts, participated in various cinema and theatre art projects, including collaboration with the legendary director Ingmar Bergman.
Virpi Pahkinen visits Liepaja Art Forum with her own staged dance performance "Deep Time", which premiered in Sweden two years ago. The creative team of the project plays archetypal images and balances between calm reflection and an explosive flow of energy, striving to build bridges between antiquity and bold future visions. The sound score of Jonas Sjöbloms marks the voices of bats; primitive rhythms echo with medieval melodies and grow into an intensely pulsating techno wave. In the choreography of Virpi Pahkinen, subtle humour is intertwined with alarming peace. And dancers appear as zoomorphic images – mermaids turn into jumping lizards, but paper angels – into bionic birds.
Choreographer: Virpi Pahkinen
Dancers: Pontus Sundset Granat, Sakari Romero Tuurala, Philip Sundset Granat, Corrado Di Lorenzo, Hui-Han Hu Gustavsson, Virpi Pahkinena
Composer: Jonas Sjöbloms
Soprano: Tua Dominique
Costume artist: Zita Merényi (Provo-CUT ™)
Lighting designer: Tobias Hallgren (Lumination of Sweden)
Photography and video: José Figueroa
Duration: 58 min
Tickets: starting from EUR 10.00. Ticket prices may change as the event approaches.
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: “Great Amber”
Festival’s joint ticket allows you to visit more forum events for a great price. Until the 1st of July, eight LMF 2019 events for EUR 45! Joint ticket does not include a family film events visit. Show by Juris Bartkevičs “Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte” with the joint ticket available on 28 September at 12.00. Joint ticket price may change as the event approaches. No discounts are applicable to joint tickets. No numbered seats for joint tickets.