ANHEL is a collaborative work of Nella Turkki and the saxophonist Marc Vilanova. The duet explores the feeling of longing as evidence of our existence. It visualizes this irrational feeling which makes us being connected to places and people we are not physically connected to, or have never been. This feeling is often suppressed in everyday life; nowadays, social media keeps us connected to almost anywhere in the world. But is that connection enough? Why is there always a feeling of missing something – of being connected to something what we can’t reach? Why do we have these invisible strings of longing that pull us towards somewhere else, and where exactly do they lead us?
ANHEL uses no words. It creates a unique means of expression of live electronics and saxophone music, dance and object manipulation. As it has been performed in various places while touring in Europe, ANHEL is a site-adaptable performance suitable for various stages, always transforming and adjusting itself to the new environment.
Nella Turkki – Dance
Marc Vilanova – Saxophone
Duration: 40 min