Obvious Unexpected

“And what if, what if, one day, soon, people, collectively, started attending to their inner poetry? What if we learned to allow our poetry to resound and come through in what we say and align our speech to our poetic selves, to our bodies, to our being, to our dances?” – Billie Hanne

The fundamental curiosity to lead this journey lies in the space of encounter and interaction of verbal and non-verbal, of words and movements. We want to tend to our inner poetry and choreograph what emerges into instant dances, approaching speaking as a physical experience and creating a three dimensionality for the spoken word.
‘Obvious Unexpected’ is a full evening performance, where both the choreographic and narrative material is instantly composed. There are no preset themes, but those rather emerge, often in parallel lines, which cross and meet during the performance. Images, tales, characters and choreographic elements are woven together by the performers in a book-like structure with a prologue, chapters and an epilogue.

Concept, text, dance: Giorgio Convertito, Vera Lapitskaya
Duration: 50 minutes
Premiere: 16.2.2018, Teatteri Höyhentämö with the support of the City of Helsinki.

Technical requirements
Lights: basic stage lights; the lights board needs to be close to the stage, as the performers change the light scenes during the performance
Sound: no sound equipment is used during the performance
Stage: an empty stage with no décor
Building time: we can use the light scenes which are built for another performances of the festival, in this case no particular building time is needed
No technical stuff or other workers is needed for the performance