Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF)
Main Hall, Daehakro Arts Theater Oct 26th & 27th, 2018
Multi-disciplinary artwork in collaboration with artists from Finland and Ireland
Dancers: Ruairí Donovan, Alli Mattila, Elina Pirinen, Maria Saivosalmi, Aino Voutilainen, Cathy Walsh, Vicky Langan, Aleksi Holkko , Seán Ó’Dálaigh
About the Performance
Three differently beautiful, fragile and intimate meadows, three individual artistic visions that can and cannot live without each other. Together, they form a contemporary landscape, where complex and simple physical, vocal and visual events affect each other and are moving forward with the inevitability of a slowed down avalanche.
Meadow, Meadow, Meadow, a triptych of no less than five director-choreographers, premiered at Zodiak – Center for New Dance in March 2015. The authors are choreographer-dancers Elina Pirinen and Maria Saivosalmi from Finland, Irish performing artists Ruairí Donovan and Cathy Walsh. Meadow, Meadow, Meadow invites viewers to witness and take part in the slow storms of the solar plexus, shared and lonely physical acts, many forms of extremism, a crime that had already taken place, and strange tenderness. This non-story is not a catharsis, but it radiates warmth and comfort.
Zodiak Center for New Dance
Zodiak is an experimental, pioneering center of contemporary dance that focuses especially on artists, the community, and audience work. Zodiak's facilities are located at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. Zodiak is a key producer of and venue for contemporary choreographic works and performances in Finland. Zodiak also actively engages in diverse audience work that stems from Zodiak's productions and the community of artists and participants around it. Zodiak's program is artistically curated and primarily based on open applications. Zodiak is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and City of Helsinki.