Dance

eternal return | b12 format SUNGRAZERS

thar be dragons - annamari keskinen & ryan mason

eternal return | b12 format SUNGRAZERS

b12 format SUNGRAZERS
b12 presents companies and guest artists who will perform their work here at the festival. b12.space

Eternal Return is a strange trip. Imagine if you could look at your entire life from any point of view. What if you could look at your older self through the eyes of your youth, or look at yourself from the perspective of a houseplant in the dusty corner of your childhood living room? This performance delves into the subject of alternative perspectives on life with great humor and great seriousness. In an otherworldly waiting room, we watch as one grapples with the trials and tribulations of a predetermined experience. In this eerie space, a story folds and unfolds, stumbling through an indescribable existence from multiple points of view. Thar Be Dragons' production, Eternal Return, is a full-length piece that draws inspiration from concepts of eternal return. A concept that allows the universe, all existence and energy to recur over an infinite period of time, or infinite space, in ever new reincarnations. This philosophical science fiction focuses on bending the perception of time by distorting everyday movements into extreme physical states to expose deeper layers of the psyche.

Direction and concept: Annamari Keskinen
Performance: Ryan Mason, Annamari Keskinen, Meriheini Luoto
Music composition and sound design: Meriheini Luoto
Text: Annamari Keskinen, Ryan Mason
Sound design: Kaj Mäki-Ullakko
Light design:Jukka Huitila
Set design: Aino Koski
Production: Jojo Oulun Tanssin Keskus, Thar Be Dragons
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Alfred Kordelin
Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Dance All Year
Long, Shawbrook Dance, Tanssin talo
Photo: Janne-Pekka Manninen