Local | Out of Reach by Helena Franzén

By on October 6, 2015

What is it that defines us as human beings? Do we exist only through acknowledgment from others? We want to feel seen and needed, while our need for independence is strong. What does that mean this longing to disappear in an unknown landscape where no one could reach us? These are questions that have inspired Helena Franzen in the work of the new work, Out of Reach, shown at the Culture City Theatre in Stockholm October 15 to 25.

In the show’s naked white stage space, the border is dissolved between the dancers and the audience. Together with the smoke and suits varying shades of white, all dissolved in a desolate landscape. The dance is accentuated and worn by Jukka Rintamäkis music and Markus Granqvist light that creates moods of the supernatural, the translucent and fragile, but also blazing quickly turned into a dull dark.

Title Out of Reach refers to people’s fear of suddenly left alone and deprived of any opportunity to communicate with the outside world. At the same time, we have a strong need to sometimes disappear from the encroaching outside world and make us unreachable and inaccessible. In Out of Reach thoughts circuits on a desire for its own disappearance. Everything is on the way and everything is elusive, like the movement that is moving towards its own dissolution in the same moment it is born
Out of Reach is the third and final part of a trilogy that started with Slipping Through My Fingers (2012) and Before I Change My Mind (2014) that have transparency as main theme. Participating dancers Katarina Eriksson Åsa Lundvik Gustafson, Annika Hyvärinen, Philip Berlin and David Nor sworthy. Set designer Karin Lind and costume designer Tove Berglund.
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