Centrale Fies. Dro. 2023
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Amidst the traditional human condition, two athletic boy tropes find a way to tap into a tender beat of a performance called SLIT. As they touch each other’s vocal chords by pushing their hands down their throats, the fingers are greeted with the grasp of the throat, unable to produce a sound.

Whether it be a plain song, a humming chant, a joyous warm expression, the performers produce a language of uncodedness, of vulnerability, of strangeness – a language of mirroring inner and outer selves for their audience. Cycling through soundscapes and shifting postures, they attempt to manipulate their surrounding people and space.

SLIT is performed by Teo Ala-Ruona and Artor Jesus Inkerö. The work is choreographed in collaboration with Eve Stainton. The sound design is made by Minna Koivisto and a sound assistant Juulia Haverinen. The costume design is made by Ervin Latimer.

Concept and performance: Teo Ala-Ruona and Artor Jesus Inkerö
Choreographic collaboration: Eve Stainton
Costume design: Ervin Latimer
Sound design: Minna Koivisto
Sound assistant: Juulia Haverinen
Technician: Irene Lehtonen
Production: Centrale Fies Live Works, Teo Ala-Ruona and Artor Jesus Inkerö
Residencies: Centrale Fies Live Works (Dro) and London Performance Studios (London)
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, and Kone Foundation
Premiere: 30.6.2023 Live Works/Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy