Alpo Aaltokoski’s delicate and carefully considered choreographic touch, the elements of which also include dynamics with multiple variations, and directions and qualities of movement, is clearly outlined both in the solo and the duet. Movements in Steps Behind the Voices are highly disciplined, sharply edged and accurately directed. The performance is filled with unceasing intensity and concentration.
Hufvudstadsbladet, May 9, 2000
Aaltokoski has a sufficient character of a performer to agree to perform, for example, with a symphony orchestra. His choreography for the composition of Takemitsu is spare and reduced. Aaltokoski expresses the emotional states deriving from Requiem with a restful energy of his body increasing in a few intense series of movements, as if to express an emotional state mixed with longing and anger as an opposite to the tender quality of the composition.
Helsingin Sanomat, May 9, 2000