Carl Knif Company & Tsuumi Dance Theatre: Fugue in Two Colors & Buoy
2 h 15 min (intermission)
2 h 15 min (intermission)
Wed 13.12. at 7 PM
Thu 14.12. at 7 PM
Fri 15.12. at 7 PM
Duration 2h 15min (intermission)
Carl Knif Company’s Fugue in Two Colors and Tsuumi Dance Theatre’s Poiju return to the stage during a joint evening that celebrates the intersections between music and dance.
Fugue in Two Colors
A study of the ancient relationship between music and dance.
Based on choreographic scores created with Carl Knif’s methods of improvisation, Fugue in Two Colors (2020) explores the expressive power of movement in relation to the strict musical forms of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose preludes and fugues are juxtaposed with the rambling movements of the dancers.
“Internally flawless and completely controlled in terms of its atmosphere, movement and structure. Enigmatic but logical in its own world, Fugue in Two Colors is a rare combination of extreme coolness and total wildness.”
– Henna Raatikainen, Liikekieli.com
Carl Knif Company has risen to the forefront of Finnish dance with a blend of contemporary dance and physical theatre, characterised by highly recognisable narratives and virtuoso dancing. Carl Knif Company’s goal is to create innovative contemporary dance performances for both Finnish and international stages.
Dance continues when the lyrics end, and movement tells the tale of a universal feeling.
Buoy (2019, Poiju in Finnish) focuses its gaze on the contact points of three different song forms, hymns, old schlagers and folk tunes, and then collides with contemporary dance and modern art concepts. The piety within the hymns can be moved into motion and the stage dance can fly near to the cosmos. In the songs, we sense on one hand a deep longing, and on the other hand a kind of hope, joy and love. Buoy paints a living picture from the very first cry of a human being to their last look.
Tsuumi Dance Theatre is a Helsinki-based professional dance theatre with over 20 years of experience. The company finds its unique strength in exploring folklore and creating new artistic ways to bring it onto the stage. Tsuumi Dance Theatre is a collective of professional dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Tsuumi’s works consists of contemporary dance, Finnish folk dance, theatre, and live music.
Standard ticket | 42 €
Discount ticket | 21 € Under 25, students, unemployed, civil servants and conscripts. Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.
Pensioners | 38 €
Professional ticket | 21 € Theatre and dance professionals
Group ticket | Minimum 10 persons 32–19 €
Pay What You Can | A small number of "Pay What You Can" tickets are also on sale for the performance. PWYC tickets are available at the Cable Factory's info point, and here. Read more about Pay What You Can tickets and other ticket information.
Jonna Aaltonen, Olli Lautiola, Pekka Louhio, Anna Stenberg, Terhi Vaimala, Eero Vesterinen
Set and light design
Carl Knif Company & Helsinki City Theatre
Choreography and direction
Music and sound design
Petri Tiainen, Työryhmä
Kati Autere, Janne Teivainen
Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Salla Korja, Mika Juusela, Petri Tiainen
Tsuumi Dance Theatre, KokoTeatteri