OneironA breathtaking physical requiem for six dancers that takes the viewer on a shared, communal journey to face our smallest common denominator – death itself.
Thursday December 13th
17:00 – 18:30
Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, Open Court, Tryggvagata 17
A person separated from their own life, in a post-death limbo from which there is no escape. Time has ceased to exist; the stories and movement languages of people meet and intertwine, revealing new layers of each other; joining finally into a shared communion facing the smallest common denominator of all humanity – death itself.
Valtteri Raekallio’s production for six dancers is based on the Finlandia award winning novel by Laura Lindstedt, one of Finland’s most acclaimed contemporary fiction authors. Oneiron combines site-specific performance art, a walk-through radio play, a virtuosic stage-based ensemble dance piece and communal dinner into a single evening-length experience that explores the world of the novel from multiple viewpoints, taking the audience on a breathtakingly physical multisensory journey.
Valtteri Raekallio has performed in over 60 productions in 40 countries and danced in contemporary dance performances, opera and theatre productions and films. Raekallio’s choreographic work reaches from multi-disciplinary, immersive site-specific works to stage-based touring productions, as well as dance films of different approaches.
Raekallio Corp. is an independent dance company based in Finland, presenting Valtteri Raekallio’s productions. His previous touring works include Rehearsal on Love (2015), which was selected for the Aerowaves twenty18 platform. Beginning in 2017, Raekallio has been awarded the five-year Finnish State Grant for Artists.
Artistic concept and realisation: Valtteri Raekallio
Based on a novel by Laura Lindstedt
Choreography: Valtteri Raekallio together with dancers
Dancers: Jonna Altonen, Krista-Julia Arppo, Annamari Keskinen, Mirva Mäkinen, Eero Vesterinen and Valtteri Raekallio
Light design: Jukka Huitila
Set design: Aino Koski and Virpi Nieminen
Sound design for audio play: Aki Päivärinne
Assistant audio designers: Atte Kantonen and Tuomas Norvio
Production Coordinator: Riikka Laurilehto
Production assistant: Saara Sorvali
Executive producer: Valtteri Raekallio
Production: Raekallio Corp. / Pohjoinen liike ry
Photo credits: Stefan Bremer