Annamari Keskinen – Swan song

Swan Song is a death practice and a gesture of recreation performed by 10 dancers.

Here they look inwards and meet their pain bodies, where generational and transgenerational leftovers are prominent. Here they create a ritual of letting go, excavating space for new beginnings through their concrete corporeal and ghost bodies. The world created resembles a liminal dream-like space, where meanings are ambiguous and ever-evolving. Together they create a community who call ancestral spirit guides in the quest of healing.

Swan Song is part of Annamari Keskinen’s ongoing performance series Between the not yet and the already no more. Her recent inquiries in movement research explore psychological and physical attunement within intense atmospheric and sonic topographies. So far the series consists of solo work sonic bile (Berlin 2022), group performance masticate (Kassel 2022), performance-installation between the not yet, the already no more (Montreal 2022)
and swan song (Budapest 2022).

Choreographer: Annamari Keskinen (FI)
Performers, co-creators: Aggeliki Michalaki (GR), Anna Fauro (IT), Cecilia Weidacher (SWE), Coline Hemery (FR), Eleonora Cirelli (IT), Fanny Mansot (FR), Inés Lopez (FR), Manon Campion (BE), Opal Gelman (IL), Shaked Tadmor (IL)
Music and music editing: Annamari Keskinen in collaboration with the performers.
Additional music by Keeley Forsyth, Robert Curgenven and Fia Fiell.
Light: Kata Dézsi