In March 2016, Finnish freelance dance artists, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen began conceiving a joint project. Inspired by the work of English choreographer, Theo Clinkard and his considered approach to working with fellow dance artists, they invited him to create a work they could perform together. Clinkard's previous experience of co-directing a dancer-run commissioning duet company, Probe, for five years made him an especially appropriate choice to launch this new project.
Over the last six years, Uk-based choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard, has built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. He follows his recent commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba with ‘The Days’, his first duet work.
The audience are invited on stage for an intimate encounter with two exceptional Finnish performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen.
Constructed from a singular physical concept that sustains throughout the work, ‘The Days’ engenders a world of ever shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection.
Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performers journey takes the form of a lifetime shared, in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.