OPEN YOUR HEART is a disco dance performance created for Norwegian dancer Hilde I. Sandvold, that researches and questions the core of dancing. The performance looks into different situations and how they support or prevents us in the act of dancing. When have we really danced the last time? Have we ever danced, and when do we enjoy doing it? Have you ever thought why and how it feels to dance that way? With the help of a group of local children OPEN YOUR HEART will search for the joy of moving – dancing again like a child.
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-perspectial and innovative form.
Concept and choreographer: Taneli Törmä
Performers: Camilla Brogaard, Taneli Törmä (FIN/DK) and 10 local disco dancers
Composers: Søren Lyngsø Knudsen (DK) and Esa Mattila (FIN)
Singers: Jutta Jessika (FIN), Hilde I Sandvold, Taneli Törmä and Lene Lyngsø (DK)
Costume designer: Kasper Hansen (DK)
Costume maker and supervisor: Sophie Hansen (FR/DK)
Dramaturg: Thomas Schaupp (DE)