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Saara Autere

Light & Easy – a work about being human

Light & Easy is a performance about time, death and loss. And about seizing and cherishing the moment. The three performers Timo Fredriksson, Anna-Maija Terävä and Annika Tudeer create also the vocal sound world.

Light & Easyis an hommage to Oblivia’s founding member Anna Krzystek, who died in a traffic accident in the autumn 2017. Her sudden death shocked the company. The performance deals with the grief and is a step towards a time without Anna among us.

“We started off by improvising around the theme – lightness, to see what was going on inside us at that very moment. The funny hand-movements that occurred to me stemmed from Anna in the performance the Room, that we made in 2002 together with Anna and Timo. Strong corporeal memories of Anna’s movements kept coming to me during the process. Some came from her early solos in the series the Wait and her favourite sound world: the white noise of a transistor radio. For a brief moment I became Anna. Then, the performance proceeds towards new landscapes. A deeply glowing ellips, was the sense of the emotion during that passing moment. Grief has many faces” says Annika Tudeer.

Light & easy is a part of a series of performances dealing with emotions. The next work Verdrängen, Verdrängen, Verdrängenis dealing with the mechanisms of and associations to the German word ”verdrängen” (to repress, to displace). The performance premiers in February 2020.

Esiintyjät ovat kuin antenneja, jotka etsivät signaalia – jotain merkkiä. Niin keskittynyttä, niin täyttä ja kuitenkin haurasta! Mutta samalla murskaavan epätietoista, hämmentynyttä, ikään kuin jäljellä ei olisi mitään, mihin tarttua, mitään, mitä etsiä.

– Matti Tuomela, Kulttuurilehti Mustekela

Preview
24th of November 2018, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim

Premiere
8th of June 2019, at 4.15 pm Hangö Teaterträff, Astrea, Hanko.

Working Group
Devising and performing:  Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä and Annika Tudeer.
Light design: Meri Ekola
Costume design: Tua Helve
Production: Oblivia / Jenny Nordlund

Supported by
Svenska kulturfonden, Taike – Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Stiftelse Tre Smeder, Konstsamfundet, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse