“Two Body Orchestra” is a hybrid concert/dance performance, centering around bodies.
Bodies as networks of organs, impulses, technologies, and fictions – as orchestras in and of themselves.
In the performance the distinctions between bodies and technologies are blurred to the point where even very subtle movements – breathing, tiny shifts of posture – create and influence the sound space.
Balancing on the borders of magic and science, leaving a space for intensity, vulnerability and wonder.
Choreographers Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak have allowed the piece to continue to develop and performed it at various music festivals under the name “Between Bone and Silence”.
“Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd.”
Internationally active choreographers and dancers Külli Roosna (Estonia) and Kenneth Flak (Norway) have been collaborating since 2008. Whether they are creating their own choreographies or collaborating with others, their work deals with the narratives and technologies of the body. They have explored a wide range of themes, including deep ecology, Viking mythology, totalitarianism and internet culture. The core of their work is human experience in interconnected realities. This is often explored through the dancing body’s possibilities and limitations, in a constant dialogue with the digital technologies and discourses that extend and counterpoint it.
Their interactive music and dance performance “Blood Music” was nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards 2015; Stalking Paradise, a commission work for Lublin Dance Theater, was selected for the biannual Polish Dance Days; and in 2018 “Prime Mover” was nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards.
Külli Roosna (born 1981) is an Estonian dancer, choreographer and teacher. She graduated Tallinn University in 2005 as a choreographer/dancer and continued her studies in Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands, obtaining her second bachelor degree in 2007.
Kenneth Flak (born 1975) is a Norwegian dancer, choreographer, composer and teacher. He has performed in the works of André Gingras, Dansdesign, Richard Siegal, Kari Hoaas, Preeti Vasudevan and many others.