Photo: Katri Naukkarinen

TADaC 2016−2017: Kosto I-IX

Kosto I-IX (Revenge I-IX) is a recitative fantasy directed by choreographer Elina Pirinen for dance company TADaC, made up of MA students of dance. It sings forth visions of revenge in linguistically, visually and corporeally subtle and direct ways. The singing on stage is surrounded by nine bodies incorporating rest and festivo. The tableau vivant, in turn illuminated and extinguished, brings forth the beautiful inner tumult of humanity. Welcome to a desert of glowing light and flaming darkness.

Premier on January 19th, 2017 at Theatre Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki

Other performances: 21.1. at 19.00, 24.1. at 19.00, 25.1. at 14.00, 27.1. at 19.00, 28.1. at 19.00, 31.1. at 19.00 and 1.2. at 19.00

Choreographer: Elina Pirinen (guest)

Dancers: Krista Arppo, Jenna Broas, Karoliina Kauhanen, Anni Koskinen, Anna Kupari, Outi Markkula, Pinja Poropudas, Lotta Suomi ja Katriina Tavi

Visual concept: Elina Pirinen ja Heidi Väätänen (guest)

Dramaturgy: Heidi Väätänen

Direction in writing process: Niko Hallikainen (guest)

Consultation and execution of lighting design: Nadja Räikkä (guest)

Sound technician: Lauri Malin (guest)

TADaC (Theatre Academy Dance Company) is a dance company within the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. In the final year of their MA studies dancers collaborate with established choreographers and perform work created especially for them. TADaC was designed to facilitate the transition from training to professional practice and is fulfilling the mission. TADaC continually introduces a fresh generation of new contemporary dancers. Artistic director of the company is Professor Ari Tenhula.

Kosto I-IX is the artistic part of the Master’s thesis for the graduating dancers.

Tour dates for spring 2017
7. - 8.4. JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre / Valve Hall
24.4. Kanuti Gildi Saal / Tallinn
26.4. Viljandi Cultural Academy / Viljandi
In May: Moscow, ZIL Cultural Centre

Please follow the tour dates and a blog at See also short documentary film (by Ville Tanttu) about the TADaC process.