Vinttikamari, Oulun Theatre

Tue 27.3. at 10

Tue 27.3. at 13

Wed 28.3. at 13

Wed 28.3. at 18

Thu 29.3. at 13

Thu 29.3. at 18


Born Old – Tietäjä Iänikuinen - is an interdisciplinary performance created specifically for children aged 3 to 10. The piece uses movement, song and projection to bring to life some of the characters from Finland's ancient epic, Kalevala.

The central storyteller uses dance and song, with the help of a digital artist and some real-time technological magic, to re-create the mythological world of Kalevala.

The piece follows the adventures of Väinämöinen, born already an old man, and his adventures in the mythical North. We re-imagine him as a modern-day eco-warrior who uses his magic songs to enchant the plants and encourage the trees to grow. His curiosity leads him to travel North where he is tricked by the witch Louhi and has to use all his skills and courage to escape from her greedy grasp.

Children have the chance to play with the technology and explore their own digital light painting after the story has unfolded.


Choroegraphy: Tanja Råman |Visual and sound design: John Collingswood | Dance and song: Marjo Kiukaanniemi | Production: TaikaBox ry, JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre | Duration: 40min.

Tickets 12/10€

from the Valve ticket office,

at Cultural Centre Valve

Hallituskatu 7,

p. 08 5584 7575

Open Wed-Sun 12-19