Imagine a world where you cannot progress despite your best efforts to push forward. It is like when you are asked to dance but are not allowed to move your feet. An award winning Czech contemporary dance company VerTeDance has created a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom and our power to make decisions.
The cast weaves around their own shadows whilst a live modern minimalist soundtrack by Clarinet Factory builds a fluid tension. Reflexes, slants and curvatures; pushing off, tipping and falling – every imbalance is corrected and brought back to equilibrium.
With theatrics, choreographic moments and subtle humor, Correction shows that the attainment of freedom often goes hand in hand with loss. But above all, it shows that lack of freedom to decide can also result in comfort, relief and familiarity – even happiness.
VerTeDance was founded in 2004 by the trio Veronika Knytlová and Tereza Ondrová, dancers and choreographers, and Pavel Kotlík, a light designer. Within its existence, the company has gained acknowledgement on the international dance scene and received numerous awards for their works.
Kuopio Dance Festival represents you a unique opportunity, as VerTeDance is now seen in Finland for the first time ever. Correction will be shown only once, so make sure to reserve your ticket on time!