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© Timo Wright
© Timo Wright
[8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series

Elina Pirinen (FI)

Personal Symphonic Moment

“Is it a discount disco or a pathos-laden fireworks display in homage to Shostakovich?”, the Finnish Music Quarterly asked in its enthusiastic review of Elina Pirinen’s award-winning trio. The Finnish choreographer conducts some kind of “autopsy for the stage” of the Russian composer’s legendary (“Leningrad”) Symphony No. 7. By no means does she stay true to the monumental piece of music, however. Instead, the performers create what amounts to an expressionist portrait of the present featuring unbridled dancing, unexpected singing and texts that brim with black humour. The three women transform their personal moments of destruction, of beauty, of comfort, of eroticism to excess. In the process, fragility and obscenity are not contradictions in themselves.

Austrian Premiere
Duration: 75 min

Take Three: 20 % discount when jointly booking 3 [8:tension] productions of your choice.
Take Six: 30 % discount when jointly booking 6 [8:tension] productions of your choice.
Take Them All: 50 % discount when jointly booking all 11 [8:tension] productions.


For 14 years already, the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series has presented new generations of choreographers of the international dance and performance scene. 2015 the series comprises 11 productions, which are all also nominated for the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d'Europe, endowed with Euro 10,000. It will be awarded by a prestegious jury consisting of Ivo Dimchev, Sigrid Gareis and Faustin Linyekula. For the first time the popular Fan Award will be given away in cooperation with radio FM4 – via online voting you can cast your vote for the artist clip of your heart, as of 04 July!

Jul 17, 2015, 21:00 [ SOLD OUT ]
Jul 20, 2015, 21:00 [ SOLD OUT ]


Dancer: Helmut Fixl © Johanna Figl

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