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a trilogy of duets and original musical compositions

Performed as a triple bill, each duet is 20 minutes long, highlighting a variety in composition but air of unity.

Three diverse scores are independent but agreeing towards reoccurring motifs and a sense of whole. Live amplified voices layering each score, with spoken Finnish, German and Swedish texts, and an operatic finale sung by Torun and Schmidt.
The choreography weaves together reoccurring motifs of angular isolations of the skeleton, athletic balances and explosive partnering work in all three duets, making clear links between the trilogy partnerships, yet accumulating to an emotive arrival in sound and visuals for the grand ending.
Tones of aqua, crimson and silver sculpt a route of temperaments from icy North to Sufi South, to Wild West Outer Space. A folding in and out of each other’s space, with sculpted light by renowned Finnish Lighting designer Mikki Kunttu and haute couture costumes emphasising the tricolours.

Performance data

Dancers: Satu Elovaara/Jenny Tattershall, Lisa Torun, Tim Blowfield (AMP) and Olaf Schmidt.
Choreography: Lisa Torun
Music compositions: Pete Wyer, Derek Nisbet and Kathryn Locke.
Lighting Design: Mikki Kunttu
Costume Design: Anna Fleischle


Triptych was commissioned by the Place Theatre and funded by Robin Howard Foundation, London Arts, PRS and supported by Sadler's Wells, The Finnish Institute in London and The Swedish Embassy.

Triptych premiered at Sadler's Wells Theatre, January 2002, after a residency in the Lilian Baylis Theatre.