“April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.
(…) Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.”
– T.S. Elliot
April Light is a work about lightness and darkness. What happens in the nature, will happen in human being too.
Choreography: Heidi Masalin
Dance: Satu Elovaara, Leena Harjunpää, Tanja Kuisma, Sini Repo, Pälvi Salminen
Lighting design: Anna Pöllänen
Sound design: Jori Tossavainen
Music: Arja Kastinen, La sega del canto
Costumes: Heidi Masalin and working group
Photos: Antti Ahonen
Production: Heidi Masalin
Premiere: 8.5.2009 Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki.
8.-17.5.2009 Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki
24.5.2010 Akustiikka, Ylivieska
The work has been supported by: Helsinki Cultural Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Kone Foundation.
”April Light trusts on the simple theme – and it works. It’s refreshing to see a dancepiece with nothing extra.”
(Thomas Freundlich, Liikekieli.com, 17.5.2009)
The whole article (in finnish): http://www.liikekieli.com/archives/729