Concept and performance:
Riia Kivimäki & Saku Mäkelä
Costumes: Riikka Heiskanen
Co-production: & Tanssiteatteri Minimi, : 2.12.2020Duration: 50 .Ages 7->Next performances:October 2021 , Finland, May 2022 Kuopio,
Co-production: RISA & Tanssiteatteri Minimi, www.minimi.fi
Duration: 50 min.
Joensuun Näyttämö and Kuopio City Theatre May 2022.
Photos & cover photo: Petra Tiihonen
Filming & editing:Teemu Kyytinen
RISA-Friction is a breathtaking merge of dance and acrobatics, combining two differing physical artists and their bodily expressions, a combination where dance is reaching out in new dimensions by meeting acrobatics in search of ever new paths
The force that resists any appearing movement in the interface between two solid objects.
To overcome friction the object has to create work against friction, which releases energy stored in the object converting it into heat or other forms of energy.
What is the force that makes us move?
We are persistently moving but are we just delivering lustrous surfaces?
What would life be without friction and resistance?
What if I decide to remain still, if I stop moving, will I cease to exist?
Audience feedback ordered by Dance Theather Minimi:
"The second show we saw was Risa-Friction. The performance was really great and had a lot of memorable moments. The dancers were really skilled, powerful and physical. Their chemistry oozed all over the audience. The lights were insane they made the show just awesome. This second show (RISA-Friction) was more youthful in style and we liked it more. The story was clear and easier to get into."