Blue lady [Revisited]
“Blue Lady”, Carolyn Carlson's mythical solo, has left unforgettable images all over the world, crystallizing the dreams, hopes and emotions of thousands of spectators. Venetian blinds, the red dress unfurling around the dancer, the final kiss carried away on an entrancing melody: images of La Carlson that haunt the imagination. First produced on 11th October 1983 at La Fenice in Venice, it has now been entrusted to Tero Saarinen, the charismatic Finnish performer and choreographer. Profoundly linked by a common artistic outlook, the same aesthetic and their Finnish origins, Carolyn Carlson and Tero Saarinen respond to each other like yin and yang. A correspondence revealing the fullness of lives whose spiritual dimension expands the movement. “Blue Lady” offers the magic of these shared intimacies with the audience, precious moments which touch the soul, leaving radiant memories in the heart. These intense artistic relations permit that rare gift of a work reinvested by another being, an additional physical layer. A piece borne on the vital flame of its interpretation and in the eyes in which it is reflected.
Source : CCN Roubaix Nord-pas-de-Calais
Chorégraphie Carolyn Carlson interprète Tero Saarinen musique originale René Aubry scénographie originale Frédéric Robert lumières originales John Davis, Claude Naville lumières Peter Vos costumes recréation Chrystel Zingiro
Production Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais coproduction Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Le Colisée - Théâtre de Roubaix avec lacollaboration de l'Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson
Réalisation vidéo Charles Picq date du document vidéo 2008 production Maison de la Danse
Durée de l'œuvre 1h
Dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen began his career as a dancer at the Finnish National Ballet in 1985. His solo career took off in 1988, after he won first prize in contemporary section of the “Concours International de Danse de Paris”. Despite his success as a soloist, he left the Finnish National Ballet in 1992 to seek new influences in contemporary dance in Western Europe and Japan, where he studied traditional Japanese dance and Butoh from 1992 to 1993. He has worked with several internationally renowned choreographers and is still considered one of the world's most significant dancers of his generation.
Saarinen has made more than 30 creations during his career. He founded his own group in 1996 as a canvas for his choreographic work. Apart from his work for Tero Saarinen Company and teaching his movement technique, his handiwork can also be seen in the premieres commissioned by several other prominent dance groups.
As a choreographer Saarinen is known for his unique movement language that plays with balance, and off-balance. Influences ranging from Butoh and martial arts to classical ballet and Western contemporay dance can be seen in his style. His works, which have won wide international acclaim, are characteristically total artworks : combinations of unique choreography, strong performers, striking visu als, and often, live music.
Source : Tero Saarinen Company 's website