Rehearsal on Love

Raekallio Corp.Rehearsal on Love

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What keeps us together? Two perfomers on stage untie their blindfolds, come together and break away. This gripping duet will make you question the fragile boundary between seduction and exasperation, between love and abuse. As Valtteri Raekallio describes his work as 'an amateur work' in its ancient latin origin amare, this universal tale of love will  take your breath away.

Concept and realization: Valtteri Raekallio
Performers: Mirva Mäkinen & Eero Vesterinen
Music: Richard Skelton, Jacaszek
Duration: 30 min
Production:  Raekallio Corp. / Pohjoinen liike ry and K&C Kekäläinen & Company
Thanks: Familys and friends, Sanna Kekäläinen, Thomas Freundlich

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Biography

Raekallio Corp. is an independent dance company based in Finland, presenting the work of choreographer and dancer Valtteri Raekallio.

Valtteri Raekallio has performed in over 60 productions in 40 countries, and has appeared in contemporary dance performances, opera and theatre productions and films.

The company produces Raekallio's unique multidisciplinary, immersive site-specific works such as the latest production Neuromaani (2016), which took over 100 rooms in a disused hospital in Helsinki. Neuromaani was commissioned by Helsinki Festival and co-produced by Zodiak – Centre for New Dance. The 26 sold-out performances had an audience of almost 3 000. Orher site-specific works of Raekallio Corp. include Short Stories from Forgotten Rooms (2015), The Representative (2014) and Where Does the Light Go? (2013).

Raekallio Corp. also produces Valtteri Raekallio's stage works designed for international touring at dance festivals, including Frigid (2017) Esitys – A Performance (2016) and Rehearsal on Love (2015); as well as his dance film projects.

ONEIRON, the new production of Raekallio Corp. will premiere in January 2018 in Helsinki.

Raekallio and his company are supported by Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.