Alpo Aaltokoski Company’s year 2022 was eventful and full of dancing. In the spring, the works Ups...
he music of Uuno Klami and Kalevi Aho is played touchingly in the three-act contemporary ballet based on the themes of the Finnish epic poem Kalevala. The dazzling visuals and the virtuoso movement of the twelve dancers take the viewer on a journey to Sampo’s story and the pursuit of eternal happiness. What does Sampo, laying golden eggs, mean in this time?
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Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Music: Pyörteitä / Whirls (composer Uuno Klami/Kalevi Aho) record: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Dance: Tuovi Rantanen, Jussi Väänänen, Jonna Eiskonen, Elias Berglund, Jack Traylen, Satu Rekola, Heidi Tiainen, Jouni Majaniemi, Johanna Ikola, Terhi Vaimala, Janne Apsvik, Jere Jääskeläinen
Scenocraphy and projections: Alisha Davidow
Light Desing: Matti Jykylä / Jere Mönkkönen
Costume Desing: Marja Uusitalo
Performances in Tanssin talo, Erkko Hall:
Wed 19. October at 7pm Premiere
Thu 20. October at 7pm
Fri 21. Ocrober at 7pm
Sat 22. October at 2pm
Duration: 2h 45 min (includes two intervals)
“It’s been a long wait but it’s finally here – the great Finnish ballet!. —
choreographer Aaltokoski style-consciously tosses together pastiches of dance history. All the classical ballet conventions are there, from the toy soldiers of the Nutcracker Suite to 1970s disco!”
Jussi Tossavainen, Helsingin Sanomat 27 August 2011
“Aaltokoski gives the music free rein, but the movement doesn’t illustrate the composition. The dance works with the music to create something new. — The work as a whole is resounding, visual and imaginative.”
Sara Nyberg, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat August 27, 2011
“Whirls is a multi-layered work which reveals different aspects of itself on different occasions, not only visually but also with regards to the movement and the music. —
You don’t need to know anything about the Kalevala background.”
Annikki Alku, Uutispäivä Demari August 29, 2011