This performance is a reminder
about the importance of face to face, about limited time, about tolerance, about accepting and about the possibility of change.
Licking Things outlines a picture of life as a cyclical event where eternity spreads out. The performance is a encounter of live music and the primitive motion clinging to life at all costs. The performance looks for fulfillment through music and motion, and examines the empty moments that make fulfillment so full. When something reaches that fullness it disintegrates in its perfection, vanishes – and becomes empty again. The repeated motion in the performance covers, licks, fills in, deletes, wipes, brightens, clarifies and heals.
The music is inspired by old vocal music and Mikko Perkola’s instrument, the viola da gamba, and it is taken to new spheres by Tuomas Norvio’s electronics. Lighting design by Jukka Huitila and costume design by Karoliina Koiso-kanttila are endorsing the timeless and cyclic world of the performance in an essential way.
Performance: Sari Palmgren & working team
Working team: Jukka Huitila, Karoliina Koiso-kanttila, Saara Norvio, Tuomas Norvio, Sari Palmgren, Mikko Perkola and Katri Soini
Composition: Mikko Perkola & Tuomas Norvio
In addition: I am Falling (comp. Tobias Hume) ja Assimilation (lyr. Eeva-Liisa Manner, comp. Mikko Perkola)
Dramaturgical assistance: Janina Rajakangas
Teaser: Perttu Saksa
Lighting assistance: Topias Toppinen
Seamstresses: Pauliina Sutinen and Jessika Erkko
Photos: Uupi Tirronen
Video: Teemu Kyytinen and Ari Kauppila
Production: Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, Sari Palmgren
Residencies: Ice Hot residences: Dance base/Scotland & Dance Atelier/ Iceland
Supported by: Grey Cube Festival (Maaseudun sivistysliitto), Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Samuel Huberin taidesäätiö