Sari Palmgren is a choreographer-dancer from Vantaa. She and her team Lame tamer worked in O Espaço do Tempo-residence in 2017.
We started the rehearsal process of the performance Lame Tamers in the residence. Our goal was to get the work process started: to study the subject through various movement tasks, watch videos, read literature, and explore the various dramaturgy alternatives in the performance. We also filmed some material for the performance.
Usually, we would work daily at the residence from 10 am to 2 pm on movement tasks, and from 4:30 pm to 8 pm on depicting different scenes and studying articles and videos through our subject: wilding and taming. During the residency, choreographer Sari Palmgren was responsible for the morning work and David Hinton for the afternoon work. David described and filmed different scenes, opened Keith Thomas's Men and Nature World Book Content, and searched for a variety of preference videos and movies for use by the team. Residency at O Espaço do Tempo as well as the proximity of the nature were conducive to creating an ideal environment for productive, focused work. We also went to film one scene at the local bullfight arena.
In addition to our working team's successful residency work, it was great to meet and discuss with other artists who worked at the residence at the same time. Finally, we held open exercises for other resident artists. We will continue our work on the basis of our fruitful residency work in 2018-2019 in Helsinki and Kajaani. The premiere will be in Kajaani at Routa-Company 20.2.2019.
Team in residence: Sari Palmgren (Choreographer-dancer), David Hinton (film director), Anne Hiekkaranta (dancer), Jukka Peltola (performer), Katri Soini (dancer).
Other team members: Pietu Pietiäinen (light-video designer), Tuomas Norvio (sound designer), Karoliina Koiso-kanttila (costume designer), Pekka Louhio (dancer) and Kaisa Niemi (dancer).