Trigger point

Dance 11.11

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Trigger point

Dazzling, fragile and absorbing. Helena Franzén continues to create great dance works with Trigger Point. She brings with her brilliant dancers, costumes by Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and music by Jukka Rintamäki.

Thoughts about cause and effect are central in Trigger Point. Movements are tested and given new import in altered orbits, reinterpretations, shifting positions and repetitions in time and memory. New "trigger points" lead into unforeseen paths; it's a mistake to assume that problem is at the point where it hurts.

Dancers Allison Ahl, Ina Sletsjøe and Moa Westerlund together with choreographer Helena Franzén create a close and melodic interaction with solos at its centre. Having several years of collaboration with Franzén behind him, composer and rock musician Jukka Rintamäki has now created a seductive and melancholy soundtrack to accompany this performance. Astrid Olsson from design duo Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair is responsible for the costumes and, with the help of delicate and sophisticated lighting, Markus Granqvist paints a salt flat on which the dancers dance.

"An hour of pure, beautiful dance; fresh and light as a spring evening," wrote Expressen newspaper after the work's grand première at MDT (Moderna Dansteatern) last year. Svenska Dagbladet exclaimed: "What a wonderful gift to dance and its audiences!" Now it's Umeå's turn. Don't miss it!

Choreography: Helena Franzén
Music: Jukka Rintamäki
Lighting: Markus Granqvist
Costumes: Astrid Olsson, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
Contributors: Allison Ahl, Helena Franzén, Ina Sletsjøe, Moa Westerlund

Production: Birgit Lindholm/Magma Dans.
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Presented through Dansnät Sverige.