Reflections into another light (2013)

Heijastuksia toiseen valoon is a dance piece about love and a relationship.

Six performers, of different ages, create a life-long arc of the relationship between a man and a woman. The three duets of the piece describe a journey from innocent infatuation to the passion of first love, the relationship of middle age all the way to the shared moments of old age. The piece is built on the themes of meeting, listening and love.

The accordionist Antti Paalanen has composed the music for the piece.  He brings light and shade to the atmosphere of the piece with his passionate and emotionally appealing music. 

”From beginning to end Heijastuksia toiseen valoon is a exquisite and touching piece, all of its sections are beautiful and comforting.”

The newspaper Pohjalainen, 5.10.2013, Laura Krohn


Heijastuksia toiseen valoon  is the third part of choreographer Mia Malviniemi’s Onni (Happiness) -trilogy. The first two parts of the trilogy are Hyvää Päivää (Good day) (2008) and Varjon tällä puolen (This side of the shadow) (2011). The main theme of the series of works is different notions of happiness. The first part focused on moments of happiness found in the ordinary and the second part dealt with friendship.

Choreographer: Mia Malviniemi
Costumes, scenography and lights: Mia Malviniemi
Music: Antti Paalanen
Text: Mia Malviniemi

Poem: Rakastunut (In love), Paul Eluard (1895–1952)
Finnish translation. Aale Tynni
Coaching of Argentine tango: Kari Harju
Graphic designer: Lotta Häggström
Photographer: Ville Lindberg
Premiere: 3.10.2013 City of Vaasa library, Draama-hall


Supported by:  The Centre for Arts promotion Finland, The Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia, City of Vaasa