Taneli Törmä

Classical Beauty

Taneli is hunting one of his dreams - to become a classical ballet male soloist.

Thursday December 13th
14:00 – 14:30 & 17:00 – 17:30
Dansgarðurinn, Grensásvegur 14

Dreams of the future can inspire us to live, but they can also prevent us from living the life that we really desire. Taneli’s solo is a wake-up; a rethinking of the meaning and importance of dreams. In his solo the dancer-choreographer Taneli Törmä is hunting his dream of being a classical ballet male soloist. To fulfil this dream he needs a little help. There is more than one way to make a dream come true.

Taneli graduated from the Finnish National Ballet School in 2005. Sometimes it takes 11 years or more to work up the courage to take the necessary action to live your dream. Taneli Törmä performs his dream humorously, but with a profound honesty.

Choreographer / Company

Taneli Törmä is a Finnish artist active in dance, film and multidisciplinary arts, based in Denmark. He is a freelance performer – choreographer and artistic director of his company, LOCATION X.

Taneli has worked around Europe as full contract performer and as freelancer in different kinds of theatres/companies including Svenska Teattern (FIN), Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FIN), Zodiak (FIN), Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg (DE), Tanzmainz (DE), Theater Bremen (DE), Kobalt Works (BE), Random Collision (NL), STÜ (EST), Dansehallerne (DK), Bora-Bora (DK) and Teater Momentum (DK). Aerowaves has selected LOCATION X works twice: Zoom in 2015 and Classical Beauty in 2017.



Choreographer and performer: Taneli Törmä
Corps de ballet: 16 students from Dansgarðurinn
Costumes: Inbal Lieblich
Sound designer and composer: Erik Schrøder Christoffersen & Tchaikovsky
Light designer: Mårten K. Axelsson
Artistic mentor: Catherine Poher
Technician: David Nicolás Abad
Administration: The Project Center at Dansehallerne
Producer: LOCATION X
Other credit: Funded by the Danish Arts Foundation and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg

Photo credits: Jan Vesala