HANNA POIKELA / KYLLIKKI
Thu 11.10. at 19
Fri 12.10. at 19
Sat 13.10. at 19
Wed 17.10. at 19
Thu 18.10. at 19
Fri 19.10. at 19
Kyllikki is a dance performance about the history and sexuality of the body of a Finnish woman, where the maidens of Impivaara engage in a dialogue with the women of the Y generation.
The choreographer Hanna Poikela asks, which came first?
The chicken or the egg, war or sex, the thrill or the mundane routines?
Kyllikki dances for everyone, who ponder the female body and the related hopes and expectations, urges and desires. Kyllikki tolls for those, who wish to support and understand the fellow human.
Kyllikki is a shared performance of its creators. An intelligent intuition that has carried the movement and sound between folklore and our times.
The team members, except for some unexpected variables, have a common background in Dance Theatre Hämy. The team is led by choreographer Hanna Poikela, who is one of the most prominent young professionals in Finnish folk dance.
The stage is set for an ensemble of three women: Elssa Antikainen and Lotta Kyllönen-Jämsä from Oulu and Riina Hosio from Helsikin. Sound design and composition are by Tapio Miettinen from Kokkola. He is also the musician on the stage. The visual design is by Essi Jylhä from Oulu.
Choreography: Hanna Poikela | Sound design, composition, musician: Tapio Miettinen | Dancers: Elssa Antikainen, Riina Hosio, Lotta Kyllönen-Jämsä | Visual design: Essi Jylhä | Director’s mentoring: Anna Myllylä | Photos: Simon Beyer-Pedersen | Production: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Dance Theatre Hämy | The performance has been supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu | Recommended age: 12+ | Duration: about 1 hour
Tickets from the Valve ticket office,
at Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7,
p. 08 5584 7575
Open Wed-Sun 12-19