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Wherever you are in the world, you have the opportunity to participate in YOU CAN DO IT! Live Stream.

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I really want to show you something. Or tell you something. Or maybe I should know what I want to show and tell you? Maybe you can tell me how I should feel and what I should tell you, when I am doing this movement?

Two actors go through a long poetic work out separately. The live stream performance brings the spectator step by step, count by count, into a manic workout universe. Why do the actors wear themselves out and whom are they doing it for?

YOU CAN DO IT! is questioning our society's constant growing focus on economic growth and the hamster wheel we are part of. We push ourselves so hard that we forget why we do it - and we forget each other.

In a humoristic and breathtaking workout Live Stream performance YOU CAN DO IT! exposes the downside of this constant craving for growth: the loneliness and isolation.

YOU CAN DO IT! is staged with one actor in an apartment and another actor running around the streets in Kokkola. Placed in a setting where people are living, biking away from or back to home YOU CAN DO IT! is subject to the real world. A dancefilm-live-experience about control, carried out in a real-life setting – with the risk of losing control.

YOU CAN DO IT! is a 30-minute digital dance performance based on the stage performance SURVIVORS by Taneli Törmä – LOCATION X (Copenhagen) and the independent theatre group Studio Total (Helsinki).

The digital adaptation of SURVIVORS is created in collaboration between two prize winning dance film makers. A Finnish choreographer Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X and Danish dance film director Maia Elisabeth Sørensen. Both Taneli Törmä and Maia Elisabeth Sørensen have worked extensively with dance films, which is the perspective and approach they will take on the digital live performance. The live digital performance will challenge the timing and length of the clips, live editing, the choreography of the camera which has to be incorporated into the actor’s choreography and the live-streaming.

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X is an award-winning choreographer and performing artist, with international and interdisciplinary experience. As a teacher, performer, fundraiser, idea maker and curator he focuses on developing the performing arts towards a more diverse, intercultural, multi-perspective and innovative form.

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X's works have been shown in more than 20 countries. They have been selected twice for the Aerowaves - Dance Across Europe and for the European network Big Pulse Dance Alliance, supported by Creative Europe. Alongside his own work, LOCATION X has also initiated the program DANCE ALL YEAR LONG, a mobile customized dance platform offered for different cities - beginning with Odense. Together with the chosen municipalities, DANCE ALL YEAR LONG supports dance artists with residencies and gives opportunity to present their work.

YOU CAN DO IT! continues Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X work to transform live performances into dance film and by that giving longer life for the project and another kind of outcome from the material that artists have created. Examples of award winning films and videos from LOCATION X are: EPILOGUE, JUMP, BLACK SIDE and STORY OF ...

Maia Elisabeth Sørensen

Maia Elisabeth Sørensen graduated as a dancer and choreographer in 2007 from the Martha Graham School in New York and her graduation project from the school, the dance film NUDE was the start of an artistic practice with body and dance as the focal point. A particular interest is in working with people who are not trained dancers. "... here the bodily expression is more authentic and vulnerable."

Maia has won and been nominated for several awards for her dance films, including the audience award for the dance documentary 'Nothing Matters When We're Dancing' at the international festival Cinedans FEST (NL) in 2018, the "Best Experiment" award at the Ekko Shortlist in 2014 for the dance film Satellite and IDIL's "Innovation" award for the dance film 'It Must Be Danced Away'. Her practice now resides in a hybrid form of choreography, documentary and visual arts and her latest short film 'How To Be a Perfect Human' was shown at CPH:DOX 2021; in the same year she was invited to be a part of the prestigious program of Berlinale Talents.

Maia also works as an educator, curator and coordinator of dance film activities for both professionals and audiences.



ALKUPERÄINEN IDEA: Taneli Törmä ja Anna Lipponen
VIDEON OHJAAJA: Maia Elisabeth Sørensen
ESIINTYJÄT: Anna Lipponen ja Troels Hagen Findsen
MUSIIKKI: Erik Christoffersen
KUVA: Jacob Stage
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation