Alpo Aaltokoski Company

dance group

“What is the true nature of brotherhood? How is it reflected in us, our gestures, our bodies? The word describes camaraderie and friendship. It is also featured in the French revolutionary declaration ‘Liberty, equality, fraternity!’”, says choreographer and dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski.

Veljet (Brothers) is the working title of the Alpo Aaltokoski Company’s latest work. We came to the Saari Residence to launch the creation process of the performance. The performance, choreographed for three male dancers, will premiere in October 2017. Brothers continues the journey of exploration into motion, begun during the creation process of the Together duet that premiered in 2010  under the theme of walking together. Together is about the connection between people, the deep meanings of being together and, on the other hand, the pain of drifting apart. Dancers Ahto Koskitalo, Jouni Majaniemi and Jussi Väänänen have all danced in the Together performance: Väänänen substituted for Koskitalo when he was prevented from performing. Majaniemi has been part of the piece during the entire journey.