The performance Change is built from a caleidoscopic and playful idea where five light designs, musical scores and choreographies are interchangeable.
A duo with ocean blue light to a percussion piece? Or a quintet bathing in bright pink light to electronica? The roll of the dice and the audience choice will decide the course of the show. And every performance will be unique!
The artistic parameters are put under pressure of probabilities; a kind of maths and destiny game in choreography, performed with daredevil elegance by a stellar cast of dancers, including Virpi Pahkinen herself.
Before the dance performance starts a presenter will introduce the audience to the concept of the show and how it is decided by chance. Two spectators are invited on stage to draw the lottery to make the order of the music and light. Virpi Pahkinen´s captivating solo is like a key opening the way to a duet, followed by a trio, a quartet and all the way to a grand finale where all dancers participate.
The light design features a palette from aquatic blue shades to white sharp angles, from cool purple to the burning yellow of a sunset.
The music is varied – from a percussion piece evoking Scandinavian wildlife to majestic and haunting electronica, from the eccentric and driving rhythms of a pipe organ to the meditative solo piano and industrial sounds. Surprisingly, all these different musical pieces work perfectly together with any of the five choreographies.
Geometrical shapes of triangles, squares and circles, emphasizes the theme of mathematics that pervades the performance. Every parameter has an equal duration of 12:58 minutes which makes it possible to make over 100 combinations of dance, music and light.
A choreographic game, where precision meets uncertainty and mystery meets mathematics