The thematic content of the piece arises from research into gravity and magnetism. Another big element of the performance is the 4,000 ping pong balls that lie on the floor for the entire duration of the piece, retracting and expanding, heightening the viewer’s sense of depth of field. These elements allow us to explore the organisation of space and time through the study of how things are drawn together, attracted and repelled.
Overall, Continuum plays with time, duration and spatial relationships by building up, taking down and reorganising the form within the content. Continuum is a powerful, multisensorial piece where sound, light, costume, scenography and dance art are in a continuous permissive dialogue.
(text: Roy Boswell, Linda Martikainen)
Choreography: Linda Martikainen
Performance: Outi Markkula, Anne Naukkarinen, Justus Pienmunne
Lighting design: Otso Vartiainen
Sound design: Roy Boswell
Costume design: Liisa Niskanen
Scenographer: Juho Lindström
Production: University of Arts Theatre Academy
Premier in COEXIST performance event on 21.11.2014