"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
keskiviikko 28. heinäkuuta 2010
Photo: Samuli Roininen, Copyrights: Moomin Characters Ltd
About the importance of corresponding.
You still remember me finding a review by Leona R. Wisoker? And me writing a letter to this book critic and author of a recently published "Secrets of the Sands"?
No? Well, I did.
Leona wrote me back. And she is still having her Moomin books with her.
She says: "Yes, I still have my collection of Moomin books; in fact, I've added to the collection since I wrote that review! There is a series of Moomin comic-strip books (graphic novels) by Tove Jansson that I've been collecting as money permits, and I love them as much as I do the text books."
Though, she writes she has not got a time to start studing a new language. Meaning Finnish. - I know, I wanted to pick up the Italian(...)
Leonas book can be found through http://www.amazon.com, through http://www.bn.com, or your local independant bookstore can order it (Also Leonas recommended option! If we want to support small businesses and independent bookstores).
So, I did start her new book. And for what I have read I can warmly recommend it.
Samuli Roininen, Choreographer, Dancing Moominvalley
lauantai 24. heinäkuuta 2010
Photo: Dance Theatre MD/Samuli Roininen © Moomin Characters
(This is Surprise. Don't tell this to Moomintrol!)
Happy to announce the Dancing Moominvalley Programme at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Coming up three shows, concerts, an exhibition, a seminar, plus some getting-together's and artist meetings.
Have a look at the programme:
DANCING MOOMINVALLEY Shows 9.-11.8.2010
Dance Theatre MD:
MONDAY THE 9THE OF AUGUST AT 19PM
TUESDAY THE 10 OF AUGUST AT 19PM
WEDNESDAY THE 11 OF AUGUST AT 19PM
Choreography by Samuli Roininen Music by Heikki Mäenpää
Based on Tove Jansson’s book "The Tales from the Moominvalley", The Dancing Moominvalley is a family dance adventure that begins with Snufkin’s search for his missing spring tune. The versatile Dancing Moominvalley ensemble leads the audience into a magical place of searching, learning and life’s little and big wonders.
The performance opens Jansson's well known themes: invisibility, otherness and difference. Visually spectacular, fully composed contemporary dance piece for the whole family has a new approach to the moomins but the themes are familiar to all of us who have read the books.
A part of the project ”Dancing Moominvalley Shanghai Expo" is featured in the Finnish cultural program at EXPO 2010 cultural export plan. The piece for the whole family celebrates Moomintroll ́s 65th Anniversary.
50 min. (no intermission), six dancers, one musician, two technicians, video projection Produced by: Dance Theatre MD & Harjula Production Ltd with Tampere Art Museum, Moominvalley and EPSON, Premier 2010 , Performance Rights: Finnish Dramatists Union, © Moomin CharactersT
MONDAY THE 9THE OF AUGUST AT 13PM
TUESDAY THE 10 OF AUGUST AT 13PM
WEDNESDAY THE 11 OF AUGUST AT 13 PM
Heikki Mäenpää & MOOMINVALLEY ORCHESTRA with Dance Theatre MD:
MUSICAL LANDSCAPES FROM DANCING MOOMINVALLEY
-Concerts for the Whole Family
Composed and created by: Heikki Mäenpää Music and movement inspired by the Art of Tove Jansson. What will happen when Snufkin plays his harmonica and his best friend Moomintroll playes the double bass? That will be seen when Moomin Family and their friends sing and dance with the musicians and the audience.
25 min. (no intermission), eight singers, musicians and dancers, two technicians, Produced by: Harjula Production Ltd & Dance Theatre MD with Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley, Performance Rights: Finnish Dramatists Union, © Moomin CharactersTM
Also have a look at the Sharing Inspiration Blog: http://www.sharing-inspiration.com/2010/08/moomintrolls-65-the-birthday-party-will-be-danced-in-shanghai-expo-on-august-9th-11th
SEE YOU IN SHANGHAI!!
Samuli Roininen, Dance Theatre MD