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A: May I lay my heart at your feet?
B: Only if you don't make a mess on the floor.
- Heiner Müller
The Norwegian choreographer Kenneth Flak worked for years for Korzo before he emigrated to Estonia where he collaborated with dancer and choreographer Külli Roosna to make productions under the name of Roosna & Flak. Their consistently intelligent work explores such subjects as ecology, Viking mythology, Internet culture, and the absolutist character of totalitarian thought. In Prime Mover, they approach movement as cause and effect; as freedom, but also as inevitability. A prime mover is an impulse to act. But it is also the gigantic machinery we are all part of, the sum of ecology, technology, history, sensations, and dreams. We try to find our way through this landscape. We look, listen, feel, and think. Sometimes we achieve the illusion of security, but then something changes in reality and we are lost, time and time again. The audience is invited to enter a living, breathing universe, with no real beginning or ending, where play and earnestness merge, where thought and movement are one and the same.
concept Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak | choreography Roosna & Flak in collaboration with the dancers | dance Isabell Bartnes Johansen, Kenneth Flak, Külli Roosna and Rakesh Sukhesh | sound design and music Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Külli Roosna | Light design and technique Thomas Dotzler | dramaturg and rehearsal director Thomas Falk | photos Tiit Lukk and Antero Hein | software consultant Marije Baalman | costumes Roosna & Flak in collaboration with Ursula Mängel | supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Sound and Image, Estonian Cultural Capital, Vest-Agder Province, Pärnu Municipality, Kristiansand Municipality.
Prime Mover is produced by Roosna & Flak, co-produced by Bærum Kulturhus, Endla Teater, Scenekunst Sør and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava