Oulu Theater, grand stand 

Wed 24th March at 19

Live music, dance and visuals intertwine to create wild forms and mythical images – infused by Beckett-inspired existentialism and absurd humour.


Two globally acclaimed Finnish artists, choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, take measure on each other on stage, composing a power web of sound and movement. Bessie-award winning wizard of stage and lighting design, Mikki Kunttu, will add his spell on the work. The duet is further enhanced by the imaginative sound design of Tuomas Norvio, known for his work in electronic music. Costumes are by fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki. Choreographer’s Assistant is Henrikki Heikkilä. 


“In me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible a little further on.”


“Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.”  – Samuel Beckett

The performance is part of Tero Saarinen Company's 25th anniversary. The visit will be produced in collaboration with the Oulu Theater and the Oulu Music Festival.


Concept: Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen | Choreography, dance: Tero Saarinen | Composition, arrangement, music: Kimmo Pohjonen | Lighting and set design: Mikki Kunttu | Costume design: Teemu Muurimäki | Sound design, co-arrangement: Tuomas Norvio | Choreographer’s Assistant: Henrikki Heikkilä | Sound Designer’s Assistant:  Sami Tammela | Production: Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with Tampere Hall and Alexander Theatre (Finland) | Residency partner: Vaba Lava (Estonia) | Premiere: 12 April, 2018, Grand Théâtre de Québec, Quebec City, Canada | Production of the visit: JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre, Oulu City Theatre & Oulu Music Festival | Duration: 65 min, no intermission


Please note! The performance includes strong strobe lighting effects.



38€  / 35€ 

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