Fri 6.11. at 19

Sat 7.11. at 19

Directed by Finnish choreographer Johanna Nuutinen in collaboration with filmmaker Jukka Rajala-Granstubb, the multidisciplinary work IRIS explores the themes of strength, desire, and survival through the mediums of dance, film and visceral soundscape. It weaves together the mesmerising live performance of two internationally renowned Finnish dance artists, Jonna Aaltonen and Eero Vesterinen, with six short films that include performances from top artists of the Finnish dance and circus field.

The work result from the interviews of 17 people in their 80s to 90s, which started with the question of what they want to speak about when there is not much life left to live anymore, and which type of memories have been the most meaningful. The result is distilled into five surrealistic stories which create a journey traveling between the sensitive stage scenery and raw landscapes on film.

Concept and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen | DOP: Jukka Rajala-Granstubb | Script: Johanna Nuutinen, Jukka Rajala-Granstubb | Performers on stage: Jonna Aaltonen, Eero Vesterinen | Performers on film: Alma Äijö, Anni Koskinen, Onni Hämäläinen, Filip Forsström, Yvan Auzely, Nathalie Ruiz, Eila Ilola, Kari Harju | Movement dramaturgy: Jarkko Lehmus | Light design: Joonas Tikkanen | Original score: Tapani Rinne, Tuomas Norvio | Sound design: Tuomas Norvio | Foley sounds: Stefan Backas | Editing: Mervi Junkkonen, Jukka Rajala-Granstubb |Costume design and styling: Minttu Vesala | Production of the visit: JoJo - Oulu Dance Cetre | Duration: 60 min


15 / 12 / 6 € (normal/ students, seniors/ JoJo members)

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