Classical Beauty

Location X - Taneli TörmäClassical Beauty

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Dreams for the future can help us to live but can also prevent us from living the life that we really desire. This solo is about a wake-up - a rethinking of the meaning and importance of dreams.

Taneli Törmä is hunting for one of his dreams - to dance his way to become a classical ballet male soloist, with profound honesty, playfulness and some unexpected help.

Choreographer & Performer: Taneli Törmä  
Corps de ballet: 10-16 students from local ballet school
Light designer: Mårten K. Axelsson  
Sound designer and composer: Erik Schrøder Christoffersen & Tchaikovsky
Costume designer: Inbal Lieblich  
Artistic mentor: Catherine Poher[Text Wrapping Break]
Technician: David Nicolás Abad
Administrator: The project Center at Dansehallerne
Producer:  LOCATION X
Classical Beauty is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg

Pictures: Jan Vesala

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Biography

Taneli Törmä is a Finnish artist based in Denmark, active in the fields of contemporary dance and film. He is a performer, a choreographer and the artistic director of his company, LOCATION X.

He was educated at the Finnish National Ballet School,  and gained vocational qualifications in dance in Helsinki/Finland 2002-2005 and Compagnia Roberto Zappala Modem Studio atelier in Catania/Italy 2007-2008.

Taneli has worked around Europe with several companies including Svenska Teattern (FIN), Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FIN), Bora Bora – Visual Theater (DK), Mancopy (DK), Recoil (DK), Oldenburg Staatstheater (DE), Staatstheater Mainz (DE), Kobalt Works (BE), Random Collision (NL), Zodiak-Centre for New Dance (FIN), Söltumatu Tantsu Ühendus (EST).

In 2011-2012 he was the in-house choreographer for Theater Momentum Odense in Denmark, which has been his ‘home’ theatre since.  

Aerowaves has selected LOCATION X works twice: Zoom in 2015 and Classical Beauty in 2017.

Taneli has created dance movies since 2010 in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway and Estonia. His EPILOGUE and JUMP dance movies have received International dance film prizes in 2015 & 2016.

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