On Saturday evening, the Vallila Stage will be filled by Baltic Circle’s festival club Love Me in November. There will be magic and music sets by DJ let go and DJ MORA. During the evening, the Ancient Magicians will also take over the dance floor with their performance Entrée.
22:00 doors open
22:00 DJ let go
22:45 Ancient Magicians
23:15 DJ Mora
01:30 bar closes
02:00 doors close
DJ let go yields this double quality of shedding, emptying, gutting even, pop songs –especially those that can sometimes feel so overbearingly omnipresent– and turning them into washes of noise. Gutting the acoustic register was a kind of landscape making ritual; like the desert described by Miranda Suarez. But this desert making is not the end at all. In these noisy disintegrated landscapes, the potential then emerges for another mode of mourning that is dancy, raving, and communal (and more traditionally DJ).
Ancient Magicians: Entrée
Five Magicians – four dancers and one harpist – fill the room with their bodily enchantments. Their magical operations conjure forth mighty, transcendent invisible forces, to forge a new kind of harmony with them. This waltz on the extreme boundaries of bodily existence is the first preview of a performance premiering in March 2024 at Zodiak – Center for New Dance.
Performers: Leila Kourkia, Veli Lehtovaara, Leena Nordberg, Elina Pirinen, Katri Tikka
Light & sound design: Mikko Hynninen
Costume design: Jouko Korkeasaari
Directing: Esa Kirkkopelto
Producer: Inari Pesonen
Production and sponsors: The Finnish Cultural Foundation Uusimaa Regional Fund, Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Baltic Circle Festival and Tampereen Työväen Teatteri
Specializing in the complexities and origins of sonic soundscapes and rhythmic motion, keeping their forms of art politically present, this genre-polyglot pays homage to the existence of what once was and steps onto the forbidden grounds unwritten.
Through powerful and ancient cultural references made modern, MORA breaks and remakes patterns to express freedom of humans being, humans becoming.
Experimentalism, exploration and expressiveness, and the core of post-emotional deconstruction of the reconstructed; leaving a mark without a trace.
For Baltic Circle’s Love in November they underline their Middle-Eastern heritage and solidarity for Palestine with a heavy heart. The 2-hour set includes post club compositions that portray these soundscapes merged with various instrumental and vocal elements. Feel free to feel, whatever you need to. <3