Alien is a dance created for the community - For Steve Reich's iconic 'Music for 18 musicians', 10 local professional dancers will whirl us into a timeless dance. An abstract and ritual act and a tribute to all those who are experienced as - and experience themselves as - ALIEN.
When you as an audience are invited in as a viewer of this dance, it gives you the opportunity to view the dance and the dancers in the same way as you view often artistic forms for example in gallery spaces. Without narrative, without traditional dramaturgy - but as a strong physical and visual experience.
ALIEN is a meditative and timeless dance, a large living statue of people in motion.
Choreography: Taneli Törmä
Dancers: Louise Mochia, Tina Damborg, Annamaija Rolff-Petersen, Cecilie Schyth Kjær, Cirkeline Dahl Bondesen, Chris-Paschal Englund Braun, Mikaël Vivien Orozco Madsen, Marie Keiser-Nielsen, Sarah Pini and Amalie Sabrine Laudikos.
Music: Steve Reich : 'Music for 18 Musicians', Innova Recordings, GVSU New Music Ensemble, Bill Ryan. Performed with the permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.
Light designer: Kenneth Danielsen
ALIEN is supported by Statens Kunstfond and created as a Big Pulse Dance Alliance coproduction, coproduced by New Baltic Dance (Lithuania) and Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland) and presented by Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Music: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians - Innova Recordings - GVSU New Music Ensemble - Bill Ryan