"Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd."
Two Body Orchestra is a hydrid concert/dance performance, centering around our bodies as multitudes — as networks of organs, impulses, technologies, and fictions — as orchestras in and of themselves.
We blur the distinctions between bodies and technologies to the point where even very subtle movements — breathing, tiny shifts of posture — influence and create the sound space.
Two Body Orchestra is the outcome of Roosna & Flak's ongoing research into connecting sound and movement with the help of sensor technology. In this performance every sound is produced by the performers in real time.
We are balancing on the borders of magic and science, leaving a space for intensity, vulnerability and wonder, inviting the audience to notice and create their own stories.
Update 2022: We have continually changed the piece, and have also performed it in music festivals under the name Between Bone and Silence
Choreography and performance: Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak
Music: Kenneth Flak in collaboration with Külli Roosna
Light Design: Kenneth Flak
Light Design Consultant: Thomas Dotzler
Technique: Rommi Ruttas
Costume: Ursula Mängel
Video Registration: Laura Lisete Roosaar
7-8 October: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn, Estonia
10 October: Valguse Festival, Nõo, Estonia
21 October: Noorte NOTAFE, Viljandi, Estonia
23-24 October: Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn, Estonia
7 November: Dansefestival Barents, Hammerfest, Norway POSTPONED due to the Covid situation
19 November: Piksel festival, Bergen, Norway POSTPONED due to the Covid situation
30 August: Viljandi Tantsunädal, Estonia
2-3 October: Barker Theater, Turku, Finland
16-17 October: Routa Company, Kajaani, Finland
11 November: Dansefestival Barents, Norway
19 November: Piksel festival, Bergen, Norway
23 November: Scenekunst Sør, Kristiansand, Norway
Produced by Roosna & Flak
Co-produced by Scenekunst Sør, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava and Dansearena Nord
Supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Agder Fylkeskommune, Kristiansand kommune, and Eesti Kultuurkapital
The source code for the sound of the performance is available on our gitlab page.
" Sound and movement interconnect - and two bodies makes a world of both! This evening our audience had the absolute pleasure of meeting an entire TWO BODY ORCHESTRA - and it was intense! Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak aka. Roosna & Flak transported us into an experience where the physical and audible join eachother - where every sound is produced by the performers in real time. This performance has so many layers to offer, and reminds us that there still is so much play and wonder in our own physical beings." - Hammerfestby.no
Kahe keha orkester, Anu Jurisson, Pärnu Postimees, 26 March 2021. Download PDF
Post-dramaatiline tantsu-uurimus ja numbriballett, Heili Einasto, Postimees, 12 November 2020
Kehad tehnoloogia ja tantsu puutepunktis, Iiris Viirpalu, Sirp, 23 October 2020
Danzumees: Two Body Orchestra, 12 October 2020
Video: Sõltumatu Tantsu Laval kohtuvad kehad ja tehnoloogia, ERR kultuur, 6 Oktober 2020
Olemise protsess, Eline Selgis, STL, 29 September 2020