Firn. A choreographic Discourse on Existence

It melts. It quivers. It is able to destroy us. It needs firn.
Humans in a world in which the complexity and fragility of firn is the epitome of directions and in which dependencies become tangible. Or do the blue-green algae defrost again and thereby, in coexistence of stromatolites, new life emerges?
Physical stirring and outbursts within a space including a zoom lens.

*Firn is snow which survived at least one ablation period and which is formed when snow crystals melt into ice through recurring thawing and freezing.


Idea / Concept / Choreography:
Carina Otte

Co-Choreographie / Dance:
Justiina Arjanmaa, Selma Hopsu, Petra Kauppila, Roosa Kääriäinen, Petronella Lehtiniemi, Kirsi Määttälä, Suvi Palonen, Rianna Rintamäki, Wilma Seppälä, Maiju Tiuraniemi, Suvi Tuominen

Music / Composition / Sound Objects of Ice:
Natalia Bustamante

Light Design:
Carina Otte, Janne Ylihollo, Severin Beyer

Set Design / Costume:
Carina Otte

Technical Support & Implementation:
Maximilian Stelzl, Nikola Pieper, Niko Blankenstein, Fabian Bleisch, Jan Roemer

Duration: 40 minutes

Photos Performance Uferstudios Berlin/Germany:
Diethild Meier
Photos Performance Kiisu Theatre Outokumpu/Finland:
Jussi Ulkuniemi

Supported by: Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts Berlin, North Karelia College Outokumpu, Deutscher Bühnenverein Landesverband Berlin, DAAD