GARDEN OF EDEN
"The work slides from popular culture to conceptual contemporary art, borrows from rituals, goddesses and street dance, but affects an entity that has its very own life. It is alert, persistent and awake." -Helsingin Sanomat
Garden of Eden is fluid, filled with aliases and census-defying classifications. It has no address or phone number, no single discipline or calling.
Garden of Eden is intersexed, ambiguous, profound and ever changing.
Garden of Eden rejects the quiet servitude that characterizes existing roles and social categories. Only through the mixing, melding, and cross-conversion of these supposed classifications can there be hope for liberation.
Garden of Eden is a work dedicated to two bodies, wandering in the choreographic landscape of a lost paradise.
Iduozee´s latest work re-constructs the Book of Moses, by using the myth of the lost paradise as a choreographic setting. The work uses the narrative of Adam & Eve as a dramaturgical framework and re-imagines the past, present and future. The work premiered and played in 3.8.-7.8.2017 during three sold out performances.
CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT: IMA IDUOZEE / PERFORMANCE: IMA IDUOZEE, ESETE SUTINEN & EDEN ENSEMBLE / LIGHTING & SCENIC DESIGN: ERNO AALTONEN / SOUND DESIGN: YSI / COSTUME DESIGN & FLOWERS LAURA VÄINÖLÄ / TEXT IMA IDUOZEE & ERNO AALTONEN / PRODUCTION: IMA IDUOZEE, URB -FESTIVAL & STOA / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: SANJA KULOMAA / SUPPORTED BY: KONEEN SÄÄTIÖ / PREMIER: 3.8.17 STOA