Ali & Alpo at the OuDance festival in Oulu

Alpo Aaltokoski Company’s Ali & Alpo will visit Oulu at the OuDance festival on September 16, 2022. The work will be seen in a joint evening with Ari Numminen and Tuomas Luukkonen’s piece Kohti Orlandoa. There will be an audience discussion after the performance.

Ali & Alpo - Tanja Ahola
© Tanja Ahola

Ali & Alpo 
The original aim of Ali & Alpo – a joint work by Iraqi oud lute virtuoso Ali Alawad and choreographer and dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski – was to expand the dialogue between music and dance into a co-existence, and ultimately a dialogue, between two mutually alien cultures; to contemplate the similarities and differences between Arabic and Western art and culture. But things turned out differently. The rejection of Alawad’s asylum applications dramatically affected the genesis of the work, and its final form. Piece touchingly brings out the human experience of and a human viewpoint on the consequences of an increasingly restrictive asylum policy.

Kohti Orlandoa and Ali & Alpo: 
Fri 16. October at 7pm, in Valvesali 
The total duration of the evening is 1h 40 min.

Tickets: 15 € / 12 €. From Kulttuuritalo Valve ticket shop and Ticketmaster.

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