Old people, odd people - Tom Waits and contemporary dance meet on stage
Experience dance while Tom Waits's voice creates a rugged atmosphere on stage! Willman Dance Company's new premiere performance Old people, odd people in Theatre Avoimet Ovet in May offers musical and physical intensity. Take part and enable the realisation of an energetic stage experience!
By taking part in our campaign you support the versatility of the dance field. The guesting of Willman Dance Company in Theatre Avoimet Ovet brings a brisk dance happening on a stage of spoken theatre. The evening contains a new choreography by Marjaterttu Willman and a guesting dance company that changes on each performance eve. By supporting the campaign you take part in accomplishing a co-operation performance of different dance companies, which is rarely seen on the freelance dance field. On 8th May we will arrange a performance for school students as well, with the aid of collected funds for
By funding you enable artistic or bodily experiences to yourself, to your loved ones and school students. As a reward you can have an impact on the content of the dance piece, enable a Pilates lesson either to yourself or to your company, or even meet the choreographer of the dance piece!
Special Cultural Godparent reward offers you a chance to support the cultural education of school students. You may choose a reward you like. The funds collected in the campaign are used to the costs of the realisation of the dance performance and to the performance for school students.
You can help the succes of the campaign by sharing information of the campaign to your friends and colleagues. This way we can get as many people excited about dance and art as possible to join our campaign!
Old people, odd people
Contemporary dance is not vague squirming of the body in a gloomy light. It enables a visual and entertaining stage experience to the spectator, offering interpretations of the surrounding world. The aim of Willman Dance Company is to create dance performances that have a taste of life, discussing humane themes.
Old people, odd people describes the people of the streets that deviate from the mainstream. What are these weird individuals actually thinking? How can their grotesque and queer behaviour be found so human in the end? The new contemporary dance performance by Marjaterttu Willman challenges the spectator into pondering of inequality and subconcious evaluation. Are we still ready to notice the individuals with a difficult status? Are we responsible of everyone, or only of ourselves?
The costumes of the piece are prepared from recycled clothes and fabrics. The working group wants to have an impact on sustainable development.
Guesting dance companies
Dance companies that have an influence on the dance field are guesting the performances of Willman Dance Company. Petri Kekoni Company, Gruppen Fyra and Kaari and Roni Martin Compania have been invited to perform in the performance evenings.
The funding is needed for the salary fees of the artists, for the rent of the performing space and rehearsal space, for costume design and for the marketing costs. Part of the costs we can cover with the grant from the city of Helsinki and with the ticket sales, but unofortunately not everything. So please join our campaign and support the success of our performance!
We thank you for your interest towards our campaign and we encourage you to take part in funding of our project.
Marjaterttu Willman and the working group