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Dance Prohibition

PERFORMANCES ON 26. & 27.1.
JoJo’s spring program opens up with DANCE PROHIBITION, a co-production of Dance Theatres Minimi and Tsuumi.

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Open call for applications

JoJo calls for applications for production and guest performances for program in 2024 and OuDance Festival in 2023!

The festival and guest performance application period is open until 27.11.2022, the production application period until 26.2.2023.

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ALIEN – en

PREMIERE ON FRI 4.11.
A meditative and timeless dance, a large living statue of people in motion placed in a empty room, an abstract and ritual act and a tribute to all those who are experienced as – and experience themselves as – ALIEN. Taneli Törmä/ Location X: ALIEN is performed by 8 dancers related to the city of Oulu.

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Massimiliano Gentile

Lihadisko

lihadisko JoJo’s audience work is made for you! The purpose of the audience work is to bring opportunities to deepen the viewer´s experience from the content of the work and

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The Last Sapiens

PREMIERE ON 31.8.
A dystopic playing depiction, The Last Sapiens by Elssa Antikainen and Hanna Poikela, takes the audience as a member of an expedition to observe a ruined world that becomes the scene of power games of a small community. Behind it all is Jarkko Martikainen’s singing and guitar as the soundtrack of destruction played with the musicians of Haaga Folk Machine.

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OuDance/ Lame Tamer – EN

PERFORMANCE ON SUN 18.9.
Lame Tamer is a performance combining dance and theater. It is a performance about wildness and taming, about subjugation and the animal side of humanity.

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OuDance/ Graces – EN

PERFORMANCE ON SAT 17.9.
Graces by Silvia Gribaudi is a project inspired by The Three Graces, sculpture created by Antonio Canova. The work draws from mythology. Zeus’ three daughters – Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia – radiated splendour, joy and prosperity. Three male figures take the stage in a space and time suspended between the human and the abstract: a place where male and female meet, without roles, and dance to the rhythm of nature itself.

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OuDance / Ali & Alpo – EN

PERFORMANCE ON FRI 16.9.
Alpo Aaltokoski Company: Ali & Alpo – a joint work by Iraqi oud lute virtuoso Ali Alawad and choreographer and dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski. Piece touchingly brings out the human experience of and a human viewpoint on the consequences of an increasingly restrictive asylum policy.
The performance will be seen in a joint evening with Towards Orlando.

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OuDance / Towards Orlando

PERFORMANCE ON FRI 16.9.
The dance piece ”Towards Orlando” is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s story Orlando but does not move precisely with the plot of the story. ”Towards Orlando” is about the trip of the dancer Ari Numminen travelling to meet his young self as a tiger boy and his long lasting past with a renaissance queen.
The performance will be seen in a joint evening with Ali & Alpo.

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OuDance/ MARTAT – EN

PERFORMANCE ON FRI 16.9.
MARTAT by dancer Riikka Puumalainen and musician Anne-Mari Kivimäki is a dance piece for two performers, a dancer and a musician. The work seeks to physicalize the mental landscapes of those who have left their homes or homelands due to wars or persecution.
Free entrance.

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Text to speech.

You can listen to the texts of the JoJo.fi website in Finnish by painting the desired text and pressing the play button that appears. Click here to the Finnish page.

Teksti puheeksi.

Voit kuunnella JoJo.fi nettisivujen tekstit suomeksi puhuttuna maalaamalla halutun tekstin ja painamalla esiin tulevaa PLAY-painiketta.