True Blue Market takes a close look at Finish society with the collaboration of dancers from the Far North. The situation evokes a public space, while the choreographic language - springing from the encounter of two opposed choreographic universes - shifts between abstraction and metaphor.
Female-dominated: four female dancers and one man, the dance is performed with constraint, both physically and psychologically. Tangible but invisible, normative forces have an affect on the bodies. In the dynamic group tableaux, they express themselves in an almost mechanical manner. Driven by strong group energy, they verge on a “model-like” state.
The political dimension is also present: the contrast between the quest for harmony and the momentum of poetry and intimacy, the source of individual resistance. Our doubts, curiosity, voyeurism remain intact…
This piece was realized within the framework of FranceDanse going North, a program from the Institut Français, with the support of the Goethe-Institut and the Fond Elysée, coordinated by Kiasma Theatre and camin aktion. The choreographers were always attentive to the artists’ needs.