Spheres is a collaboration with painting artist Baukje Spaltro from Amsterdam.
Baukje works on an European project called City Spheres, in which she catches the atmospheres from the different cities she visits as an artist in residence.
In oktober 2016 Baukje will be painting her City Spheres in B-Galleria in Turku, Finland.
Straigt after that Baukje will be part of the choreography Spheres in Barker Theater, in which dance and art paint meet.
A white room , 4 dancers,1 visual artist ( painter) and 1 technician.
They all share the same space and they all have to fulfill their own task.
The painter will have to get her paintings ready, the dancers will have to get the choreography ready and the technician has to visually design the room.
This piece will be performed during 4 nights and starts with an untouched white room which soon will be invaded by colors, music, lights and dance.
During 4 nights we will transform the white space into a room where we all will find space and time for our art to be expressed.
As in todays world, its not that important anymore who you are, but its the question of where you are and how you find a place in which you find time, space and freedom. A place where you can interact with others, no matter where you come from, no matter what you do and what you believe in.
Baukje Spaltro will paint her works in the space inspired by the atmosphere of the town of Turku and will leave a DNA print on the walls of Barker Theater.
Marjan Raar will design a choreography for 4 female dancers in which she works with different atmospheres derived from movies which have been printed on her mind since years. The dancers will add their own creativity and personalities to the content of this piece.
The choreography and the painting will be happening at the same time and will influence each other during the performances. As this will happen in real time, we do not know what will happen,and therefore every evening will be a new adventure and will demand the alertness of all participants and flexibility to adjust or change. By the time of night 4 the paintings and the choreography will be ready.
The DNA print of Turku city will linger on within the walls of Barker Theater.
Choreography Marjan Raar
Concept Marjan Raar and Baukje Spaltro
Dance Linda Holmström, Kaisa Koulu, Nina Renvall, Marjan Raar
Lights and sound Arttu Aarnio
Visual artist and art paint Baukje Spaltro
Opening Night 26.10.2016 at 19.00
28.10 at 19.00
29.10 at 19.00
30.10 at 15.00
Tickets can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org
As every evening will be a continuation of the evening before and as we work towards an end result at day 4, you are able to reserve tickets for more than 1 performance, to watch the project´s beginning and final result.
Place: Barker Teatteri