Commissioned by Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen
The audience are invited on stage for an intimate encounter with two exceptional Finnish performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen.
Constructed from a singular physical concept that sustains throughout the work, ‘The Days’ engenders a world of ever shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performers journey takes the form of a lifetime shared, in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.
Concept, direction and design: Theo Clinkard
Realisation and Performance: Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen
Sound score: James Keane
Light design: Kalle Ropponen
Outside eye: Leah Marojevi
Production: Inari Pesonen
Premiere: Pori Dance Festival Month, Finland, December 2018
Duration: 50 minutes approximately
Contact: Inari Pesonen firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical contact: Kalle Ropponen email@example.com
Currently availabile for touring
Performed 'in the square', with audience sat on 4 sides.
Suitable for black box theatres, village halls and similar spaces.
The piece concludes with two mature guest local performers.
"A great insight turns the direction of a dance performance: The Days is a shared lifelong journey that moves also the spectator."