ALMA!-a kinetic opera
ALMA! a kinetic opera is a contemporary opera production by composer Minna Leinonen, Choreographer-director Petri Kekoni and writer Hanna Weselius. It is a collaboration between Petri Kekoni Company, Dance theatre MD and CHANGEnsemble. In choreographer Petri Kekoni’s hands, this artwork is searching new form by bringing movement to performative concepts to the genre of opera. ALMA! is a production for 5 dancers, 2 singers and 4 musicians.
Both intelligent and bold, Alma! is a layered tale of power games and the life of composer Alma Mahler. While depicting the complexity and completeness of a human being, this chamber opera tears down and deflates the façade of hierarchies – exposing the universal need for connection.
In a layered narrative connecting the past and the present and the eternal power struggles between people, Alma! examines the life of composer Alma Mahler side by side with the modern-day Lawyer and artist named Aino.
”You should be writing music yourself, goddammit, instead of organizing Gustav’s scherzos and allegros!”
Sopranos: Tuuli Lindeberg ja Olga Heikkilä, Dancers Anniina Kumpuniemi, Mari Rosendahl, Samuli Roininen ja Esete Sutinen, Dance and soprano Suvi Eloranta, Flute Hanna Kinnunen, Viola da gamba Mikko Perkola, Percussion Ville Syrjäläinen, Piano Fanny Söderström
Performances: 17.2. at 19 hrs, 19.2. at 19 hrs, and 21.2. at 17 hrs.
Venue Dancetheatre MD stage, Hämeenkatu 25, Tampere. The performance is part of Tampere Biennale program. Information and tickets: www.tanssiteatterimd.fi