He is a magician of nature and the abundance of life, fused with earth, water, fire and air.
Two long-serving, experienced dance artists get the evening rolling with Magician, a solo made for Alpo Aaltokoski by choreographer Ervi Sirén. Sirén has been at the forefront of the development of the Finnish dance art since the 1970s.
"The performance is well worth its title: it is both a meditative dive into the core of being human and a strong performance of Aaltokoski’s versatile skills in movement."
Annikki Alku, Dance magazine, Finland 3/2007
Magician premiered on July 24, 2007 at Fullmoon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland
Choreography: Ervi Sirén
Dance: Alpo Aaltokoski
Light design and projections: Matti Jykylä
Costume design: Cris Af Enehielm
Sound design: Aake Otsala
Production: Alpo Aaltokoski Company / Nomadi Productions, Full Moon Dance Festival
Photo: Milla Moilanen
John Dowland: Lachrimae Pavan
John Dowland: Dowland’s Adieu
Miro Mantere: Balaf
Magnus Lindberg: Action–Situation–Signification, Interlude: Wood
Magnus Lindberg: Action–Situation–Signification, Interlude: Metal
Mikko Innanen: The Final Twist
Duration: 35 minutes