Works

Free Fall
2013

”Airy, emancipated and exceedingly humorous contemporary dance performance that surprises until the very end.” NEWSPAPER KESKISUOMALAINEN


Three dancers, two musicians. Unpredictable result.
In Free Fall dance and music collide in a unique manner: musicians may dance and
dancers may play and sing. The site-specific performance includes
experimentation, improvisation, acrobatics, humour and letting go – by yourself or
together.


Acoustic music and brilliant performers offer an intimate experience which is
emphasized with a warm-hearted interaction with the crowd.


”Dance Company Off/Balance’s new Free Fall builds up splendidly on terms of the
[performance] space. – – – airy, emancipated and exceedingly humorous
contemporary dance performance that surprises until the very end. – – – In this
total work of art sound and movement, performing and accompaniment glide in to
each other, and for example Varstala sings excellently by improvisating.”

Newspaper Keskisuomalainen 11.7.2013

Choreographer: Panu Varstala
Composer: Tero Tuovinen
Photographer: Matti Häyrynen
Performers: Elina Häyrynen (dance), Teemu Mustonen (percussions), Jukka
Tarvainen (dance), Tero Tuovinen (double bass) and Panu Varstala (dance) +
guest parkourists Jaakko Junttila and Perttu Pihlaja
Production: Off/Balance and Panu Varstala
Funding: Arts Promotion Centre Finland and City of Jyväskylä

Premiere: 10.7.2013 Jyväskylä Summer Festival, Vaajakoski’s Wanha Woimala (Old Factory)
Duration: 45 min.


Photos: Matti Häyrynen

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