"The multimedia dance play adapts Tove Jansson’s The Tales from the Moominvalley. The Finnish classic is given a family friendly contemporary dance makeover and won a Shanghai EXPO 2010 Culture Award." thatsmags.com
perjantai 2. huhtikuuta 2010
On the Road Part 1: EXPO2010
Photos: Samuli Roininen, Copyrights: Moomin Characters Ltd
Dancing Moominvalley will be introduced in China with two nights at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai in the coming August.
What is the Expo2010 all about?
"World EXPO 2010 Shanghai China will be held from May 1 to October 31, 2010 and last 184 days. The estimated number of visitors is 70 million, including about 5.5 million foreign visitors. EXPO aims to attract some 200 countries and international organizations as exhibitors. The scale of this event will be the largest in the history of EXPOs. The venue covers over 320 hectares in the heart of the Shanghai metropolis.
The main theme is Better city, better life. "
I think one of the main themes in Toves work has always been how to find out the way to live a rich individual life, together with the other people. How to find your own face, or rather, your own way, I would say, and still respect the others. So. This seems to be a perfect day to start a brand new story line in this blog:
On the Road.
We will follow the Dancing Moominvalley / EXPO 2010 -project from the start. That is the Dancing Moominvalley Finnish premiere on the 8th of April 2010. From there we follow the preparations and take the blog with us to Shanghai and to the tour elsewhere abroad and in Finland.
I am happy to invite you with us. To the Dancing Moominvalley.
FINLAND AT EXPO 2010 IN SHANGHAI.
READ MORE ABOUT IT: http://www.finlandatexpo2010.fi
Samuli Roininen, Choreographer, Dance Theatre MD, Finland