Premiére March2010, Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm

With precise movements and a great eye for detail, Helen Franzén continues her choreographic explorations.

In Trigger Point four individuals are finding their way in a white and solitary landscape. Movements are tested and are given new scope through as yet unexplored orbits, shifting positions and repetition: it´s a mistake to assure that the problem is at the point where it hurts……

Helena Franzén is entering into a long awaited partnership with New York-based choreographer and dancer Ori Flomin, a previous member of the Stephen Petronio Company. Katarina Eriksson and Dan Johansson, two excellent dancers she has worked with before, also participate in the performance. The four dancers are forming a tight, resonating interplay that focuses on solo pieces.

Composer and rock musician Jukka Rintamäki, who has worked with Helena for many years, has created a seductive and melancholy soundtrack. Astrid Olsson of design duo Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair has created the costumes and Markus Granqvist is painting a barren salt desert by means of a sophisticated lighting scheme.

It signals loneliness and exposure at the same time as it is a scintillating, fragile and absorbing performance.

Choreographer: Helena Franzén
Dancers: Katarina Eriksson, Ori Flomin, Helena Franzén, Dan Johansson
Music: Jukka Rintamäki
Costumes: Astrid Olsson, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
Lighting design: Markus Granqvist
Stage set: Joachim Franzén
Photography: Carl Thorborg
Producer: Birgit Lindholm

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