Logbook

Read archived blog posts about the event written
by our professional team and stay informed
of the Aniara process creation

Date

Antti

Choreographer and dancer

14/11/2018

14/11/2018

I try to find an inner force of a performer both when I’m performing myself as well as when I’m directing others, and create a comprehensive physical presence based on that force.

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Date

Dan

Librettist and artistic director

27/04/2019

27/04/2019

From an e-mail correspondence between Dan Henriksson (librettist and director) and Jonathan Bradley (executive director of The Crossing)

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01/10/2018

01/10/2018

As we develop the text and the composition, and try to embody the story in tones and visions, in motion and stillness, the world around us gets, once again, wilder than fiction.

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25/04/2018

25/04/2018

Aniara is a cosmic tale about humanity at the grand crossroads

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Date

Donald

Conductor and artistic director

12/04/2019

12/04/2019

Rob is the ultimate collaborator. Patient, flexible, funny, instinctive, creative. This is a monumental effort, a 90-minute choral-theatre work that aims to take the essence of the fractured story – the “fragments of time and space” – and gives us a view of life on the space ship Aniara.

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06/05/2018

06/05/2018

I want to make pieces that help me make sense of the chaos.
I want to make pieces that remind us of the wonder of the Earth, even as we threaten that wonder.
I want to make pieces that allow me to see the world, and my emotional reactions to it, with greater clarity.
I want to make pieces that allow me to understand those emotions.

Aniara is doing – will do – these things.

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Date

Joonas

Designer

11/04/2019

11/04/2019

The more time you use on your work the better it gets, in a way it's like traditional art sculpting.

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25/10/2018

25/10/2018

While going through this vast sea of possibilities, three core parts for the visual concept became clear: playing around with kinetic elements, the usage of video projections, and bringing something organic to the set.

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Date

Paul

Sound Designer

22/04/2019

22/04/2019

In addition to enhancing our surroundings and bring this space ship to life, the challenge then is to represent these moments thoughtfully and to hopefully bring our listeners closer and more present in the world around them.

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Date

Rob

Composer

18/04/2019

18/04/2019

So, for now, my pencil is down. And to be honest, while I’m currently feeling useless, you might guess I’m also feeling ridiculously excited and perhaps even a little anxious.

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25/10/2018

25/10/2018

I’ve been spending most of my composing days zooming in on moments from individual movements, working through the billions of important details in this score...

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15/04/2018

15/04/2018

The structural fragmentation presents interesting challenges to us as we navigate the through line of this 90-minute work. We are creating a series of snap-shots ... a meditation on our purpose.

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