TERO SAARINEN & KIMMO POHJONEN: BREATH
Oulu Theatre, Main Stage
Thu 7.2. at 19 - IS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO AN INJUIRY.
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
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 Theatre | Duration: 65 min, no intermission
Please note! The performance includes strong strobe lighting effects.
Tickets: 38€ / 35€
Tickets from the Oulu Ticket Office (Oulu City Theatre), Valve ticket office (Cultural Centre Valve) and Ticketmaster service points around Finland www.ticketmaster.fi
TERO SAARINEN COMPANY
Tero Saarinen Company’s mission is to create, perform and teach powerful and engaging contemporary dance at the highest levels of artistic excellence in Helsinki, Finland and internationally, based on Tero Saarinen’s artistic vision.