Can a performance internalize the essence of a close friendship? Can we respond to a dance performance with the same warmth we feel towards a dear friend? A Good Friend is a duet performed and choreographed by Eliisa Erävalo and Kati Korosuo. A Good Friend attempts to trace the experience of a close friendship through choreography. They move to explore generosity, selflessness and vulnerability, while also examining friendship as a method and ideological framework. A Good Friend is co-produced by Zodiak Center for New Dance and it was premiered in Helsinki February 2012.

Choreography and performance: Eliisa Erävalo and Kati Korosuo

Lighting design: Anton Verho

Sound design: Hannu Hauta-aho

Technician: Anna Pöllänen

Mentor: Satu Herrala

Photography: Uupi Tirronen

Volunteers: Angela Pilliroog, Karolina Toom Assistants: Mirjami Sirén, Karoliina Kauhanen, Tiia Raatikainen, Rocky, Tara

Production: Zodiak Center for New Dance, Eliisa Erävalo, Kati Korosuo

Coproduction with residency: MDT Stockholm

Premiere at Zodiak 18 February 2012

Toured at Internationale Tanzmesse (Düsseldorf, Germany), Fringe Ruhrfestspiele (Recklinghausen, Germany)