The Days invites the audience to share an encounter with two exceptional performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen.
Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, The Days engenders a world of shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. Taking the form of a lifetime shared, this is a compelling duet about care, resilience and the desire for connection.
Over the last 10 years Clinkard has built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work for his company, including This Bright Field which premiered at Brighton Festival. He follows commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and Candoco with The Days, his first full-length duet work.’The Days Project’ is the initiative of Finnish dance artists, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen who in 2017 invited choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard to create a duet they could perform together. Nurmela and Oinonen regularly collaborate and tour internationally with companies and choreographers whilst also creating their own independent productions.
This performance is supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, Regional Dance Center of Western Finland.
Concept, Direction and Design: Theo Clinkard
Realisation and Performance: Ville Oinonen and Maria Nurmela
Composition/sound design: James Keane
Lighting design: Kalle Ropponen
Dramaturgy: Leah Marojević
Technical Producer: Janne Teivainen
Production: Working group
Premiere: 10.12.2018 Pori Theatre, Tanssikuu Festival