Juha Marsalo Company
new creation
Juha Marsalo
Dancers: Sara Orselli, Juha Marsalo
Music: An Ran and Bilal Khan
Lights: Frédéric Moreau
Costumes: Olivier Mulin
Length: 25’
Production: Juha Marsalo Company
Coproduction: National Choreographic Center of Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais
with the support of Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson
Jasmin, rose, orange blossom, peach, India and China.
How much does 200 grams of perfume weigh in the air?

Distant fragrance, formless and floating perfume, which follows the movements of air, scents that evoke, call and captivate, perfume that speaks softly without words, endless perfume that does not require permissions, it doesn’t impose itself and cannot be caught with hands, perfume in movement as a movement.
How much does 2 kg of movement weigh in the air?
Parfum is the westerners’ fantasy of Asia a bit in the same way as the castle of King George IV in Brighton in Great Britain.
After the trilogy devoted to romantic relationships (Prologue d’une scène d’Amour, Scene d'Amour and
Perle), which addressed to the physicality through the figures of duos, Juha Marsalo dedicates this piece to the investigation of weight and of continuous energy in the movement.

Obscure download
Juha Marsalo
Music: Bobby Mc Ferrin
Lights: Frédéric Moreau
Costumes: Olivier Mulin
Length: 15’
Production: National Choreographic Center of Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais
with the Caen’s Theater and the festival Les Boréales
with the support of Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson

Carolyn Carlson, outside its own solos, has often created solos for exceptional interpreters as Talia Paz, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Tero Saarinen, Yutaka Takei or James Carlès. Today she creates Obscure Download for Juha-Pekka Marsalo. The piece, constructed through sessions of improvisation and composition between the two artists, relies on the personality of the interpreter. Particularly his approach to the relationships of love is discussed in Obscure Download. With humour and vitality, Carolyn Carlson and Juha Marsalo draw an ironic confession of an optimistic loner.

Juha Marsalo

Juha Marsalo is Finnish. He studied at the CNDC in Angers. He worked as a dancer in Carolyn Carlson and Wim Vandekeybus
companies from 1997 to 2002. In the same time, he founded in 1997 L’Experience Harmaat with Fabrice Lambert. They have created three choreographies performed in Paris at the Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse in 1997 and 1999. In 2001 he founded the Juha Marsalo Company and created a trilogy :
- Isä, a duet with the Finnish pop singer Esa “Robin” Simonen in 2001 - Oiva, a duet with the Argentinean painter Hugo Laruffa in 2002 - Shocking, a solo presented for the first time at June Events 04 in Paris. In 2005, he choreographed Prologue d’une scène d’amour for his company and Scène d’amour for the CCN Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais. In 2006, Carolyn Carlson choreographed him for the Obscure download solo. He created a new piece Perle in February 2007 and Parfum in June 2008.

Juha Marsalo Company
Juha Marsalo builds his creations with collaborators: Frédéric Moreau, Sara Orselli, Olivier Mulin, Dan Levy and Olivia B-Merilahti. His artistic research includes each creator’s universe. Frédéric Moreau worked with lights designer such as Patrice Trottier at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. He created all the company lights since 2002. He develops simple lights based on contrasts based on the movement as support and revelatory of the dance. Sara Orselli is assistant choreographer (Scène d’amour) and dancer (Prologue d’une scène d’amour, Perle) in the Company. Taught by Carolyn Carlson, Sara is also dancer and assistant choreographer for the Blue Lady. Olivier Mulin Remarked at Jean-Paul Gaultier for la maille haute-couture, Olivier continues his work at Kenzo Jeans, Sonia Rykiel and Missoni. But with this fashion format, Olivier Mulin prefers an "emotional" fashion, dedicated to the individual personality of each woman and each man. Sensitive to artistic creation, Olivier has accommodated in his shop, situated in 18 district of Paris, performances and videos and he wishes to hold regularly shows to introduce artists and to propose meetings around a theme. www.oliviermulin.fr .Dan Levy and Olivia B-Merilahti created music for Prologue d’une scène d’amour, Scène d’amour and Perle. Their band the Do signed with Virgin and Universal. Dan won many awards for his film scores.

Claire de Zorzi
production and tour manager
National Choreographic Center of Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais
+33 (0)3 20 24 92 39, +33 (0)6 14 01 43 00
Cie Juha Marsalo, 6 rue Guyard Delalain, 93300 Aubervilliers
+33 (0)1 48 39 29 63, ciejuhamarsalo@yahoo.fr 



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