Me and Laura Humppila have been working with a dance piece for nursing homes. From the couple of gigs we have had so far the reception has been pretty awesome! Really trusting and hoping that the performances will keep on going for a while! The working process itself has been very much collective with Laura having a bit more say in directing and respectively I've had a bit more work with music and sound.
The piece is based on thoughts on happiness from elderly people themselves. Interaction is one part of the performance, but there is also a story to follow and a choreography to see. The basic working premise has been to give all the audience members a chance to enjoy the dance and movement with their own pace, and to have a possibility to move oneself as well. Name of the performance could be translated as "Happiness Inside Me"