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Alpo Aaltokoski Company’s first production at the Dance House is an enchanting masterpiece, Whirls. Tickets on sale now!
A contemporary ballet masterpiece inspired by Finland’s national epic poem Kalevala.
Whirls is a three-act ballet composition by well-known Finnish composer Uuno Klami. His work was interrupted after his death in 1961. Finally, composer Kalevi Aho completed the work, and the internationally acclaimed dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski created a wonderful contemporary dance choreography in 2011. Bringing swirls to the stage has been praised as a cultural-historical act. Now the piece will be seen again as part of the Dance House opening year program.
Like Klami’s composition, Aaltokoski’s choreography involves a striving for timeliness and its central theme is people eternal pursuit of happiness. Each generation gets to find their own sampo. What does sampo laying golden eggs mean in this time?
Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Music: Whirls (composer Uuno Klami / Kalevi Aho) Symphony Lahti recording
Dance: Tuovi Rantanen, Jussi Väänänen, Jonna Eiskonen, Elias Berglund, Jack Trayle, Satu Rekola, Heidi Tiainen, Jouni Majaniemi, Johanna Ikola, Terhi Vaimala, Janne Apsvik, Jere Jääskeläinen
Scenography and projections: Alisha Davidow
Lighting design: Matti Jykylä / Jere Mönkkönen
Costume design: Marja Uusitalo
Performances in the Erkko Hall of the Dance House:
Wed 19.10. 7pm Premiere
Thu 20.10. at 7 pm
Fri 21.10. at 7 pm
Sat 22.10. at 2 pm
Duration: 2h 45 min (including two intervals)
Do you want to organize a holistic cultural experience in your workplace?
We have a tickets offer for groups of at least 20 people. Two breaks allow for both a servings in interval and an artist meeting during one night!
The music of Uuno Klami and Kalevi Aho plays touchingly in the contemporary ballet based on the themes of the Kalevala. The dazzling visuals and the virtuoso movement of the twelve dancers take the viewer on a time journey to the pursuit of Sampo and eternal happiness.
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