A production by Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company.
“Yesterday I saw Virpi Pahkinen perform the human battle with magical movements. Her little finger says as much as a whole novel.”
“Ichos is one of those Virpi solos that you want to carry away with you like a valuable treasure. A shimmering, rhythmic opener of doors to different worlds, which once more make you believe in the human capacity to listen to the sound of movement.”
“The solo encompasses all Pahkinen’s signature movements; the rapid turns and karate-sharp kicks interspersed with still sections. She depicts a woman who is open to and controls the force field that the rest of us can only guess at. In “Ichos”, with Mika Takehara she builds a vast temple of sound, beautifully wrapped in Tobias Hallgren’s warm, shimmering copper light.”
“Percussionist Mika Takehara lets the rhythms meet recorded sections, conjures up a world of sound, with herself, while Virpi Pahkinen’s choreography unfolds in the space. Takes place in it, intensity and struggle shifting to inward-looking and contemplative and back again.”
Tobias Hallgren – Lumination of Sweden
Emelie Bergbohm – Bohm Bohm Room
November 4th 2015 at Dansmuseet in Stockholm.