Pikisali, Oulu Theatre

Fri 11.9. at 19 

In At On­ce, in Hel­sin­ki coreographer Carl Knif turns his ga­ze again towards the hu­man being and the enig­ma­tic nature of li­fe. The the­me of the work is a mi­rac­le as part of to­day’s world­view. The work exa­mi­nes the pos­si­bi­li­ty of sud­den ra­di­cal chan­ge th­rough four in­ter­lin­ked li­fe stories. The work fea­tu­res six dan­cers and two ac­tors.    

Sin­ce the start the com­pa­ny in 2012 it has ri­sen to the fo­ref­ront of Finnish dan­ce with blend of high­ly re­cog­ni­zab­le nar­ra­ti­ves and vir­tuo­so dan­cing. The the­mes of the pie­ces are frank, per­so­nal and fear­less­ly ba­re and yet mer­ci­ful­ly poe­ti­cal. The st­raight­for­ward na­tu­re of the work, which ari­ses from a pro­found ar­tis­tic sen­si­ti­vi­ty and a st­ri­king­ly well conceived vi­sua­li­ty, ma­kes the pie­ces memorable. The work of Carl Knif’s pie­ces ha­ve tou­red in 10 count­ries.


The visit is being produced in collaboration with Oulu Theatre.


Cho­reog­rap­hy: Carl Knif | Texts: Kris­to­fer Möl­ler | Dan­ce: Jonna Aaltonen, Annika Hyvärinen, Riku Lehtopolku, Pekka Louhio, Tom Rejström, Anna Stenberg, Terhi Vaimala, Eero Vesterinen | Set design and light de­sign: Juk­ka Hui­ti­la | Sound de­sign: Jan­ne Hast | Cos­tu­me de­sign: Ka­ro­lii­na Koiso-Kanttila | Wig de­sign: Hen­riet­ta Huk­ka | Seamst­ress: Jes­si­ka Erk­ko | Co-pro­duc­tion: Carl Knif Com­pa­ny & Dance Theat­re Raa­tik­ko | Pre­mie­re: Ju­ne 14th 2018, Kuo­pio Dan­ce Festival | Lan­gua­ge: Swe­dish | Production of the visit: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre | In collaboration with: Oulu Theatre | Du­ra­tion: 60 min | Age recommendation: 7 y

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24 /19 / 15 €

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