Wed 14.3. at 19

Thu 15.3. at 19


Saviruukku, Claypot, discusses the current thematics of humanity through contemporary dance and traditional African dance: how do I find my place in Finland while preserving my roots?

Claypot is a performance choreographed by Sibiry Konaté. Konaté was born in Burkina Faso. The performance contemplates how different cultures collide and understand each other. The silence is surprising when coming to Finland. However, in silence you can learn to know yourself and other people. In the beginning, there might be fear and the unknown causes insecurities, but at the same time, new possibilities are opening. In a strange environment, being re-born takes courage and openness. A dialogue without a common language. If the contact with people is lost and humanity disappears, what is left? Among the rush and competition conflicts may arise, battles and reaching for your own place.

Choreography: Sibiry Konaté | Dancers: Sibiry Konaté, Mbacke Niang | Musician: Issiaka Dembele | Video design Jussi Rastas, Sami Lamberg | Video sound design Jarkko Kela | Director’s assistant Annamari Karjalainen | Lightning design Anttoni Halonen | Duration about 40 minutes

Production of the visit: Oulu Music Festival, JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre

Tickets: 20€ / 15€

Tickets from the Valve ticket office,

at Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7,

p. 08 5584 7575

Open Wed-Sun 12-19