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Drown -Solo dance performance

Solo performance title: Drown

Performed by Pirita Tuisku 

Performance sound design by Barney Strachan

Picture by: Maria Falconer


"Breathe, cannot breathe, breathe, cannot breathe. What happen to me?" 

Drown is journey into human experience of losing someone close. The loss of a friend to disease or moving far away. How the changes make people to get lost in a strong emotions and self change? How does all this effect on us and our body? How we Drown and how we get up? 

With this work Pirita wanted to find a way to explore how contemporary dance can merge with Street dance elements. 


"The idea behind Drown -piece is to find a different way to open discussion of loosing close once. After I lost my best friend for cancer, I felt I was drowning and same time saying to everyone I am okay. This part of my life made me more wanting to dive into this feeling. 2015 I came to Edinburgh to do a residency for this residency at Dance Base. First days I was doing interviews in town and collecting peoples stories of loosing close once. These stories I started the research how to tell this story through Contemporary dance merging with street dance element. I have had pleasure to perform this solo now for 3 years. Every performance I hope audience members will get from it what they need and reminding everyone no one is alone with these feelings." -Pirita Tuisku

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