Working Class Background and Corporeality Project: Class pictures, draft V

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JoJo’s autumn 2021 program consists of the OuDance festival and JoJo’s own productions.

About the performance

Working Class Background and Corporeality Project: Class pictures, draft V

Performance schedule

Vinttikamari, Oulu Theatre
Tue 23.11. at 19, Premiere
Thu 25.11. at 19 
Fri 26.11. at 19 
Sat 27.11. at 19 

Description of the performance

A worker and an academic intersect in my body. 
For dinner invitations, I often have too rough hands.
I can use an ax and I naturally support a glass of sparkling wine on my leg.
My towels have lace crocheted by Grandma.
My grandfather taught me to dance.
Renovations and removals will be made by helpers.

Class pictures, draft V is a contemporary presentation that opens and deals with the class experiences of working group members in Finnish society. Complex class questions are addressed through movement, text, sound, and visual elements. The work is the premiere of the Working Class Background and Corporeality project, of which sketches have previously been seen in public space and on virtual platforms such as the Side Step 2021 festival. For more information about the project and the production visit

Facilitation and concept: Elsa Heikkilä and Laura Lehtinen | Performers: Riina Hannuksela, Elsa Heikkilä, Soili Huhtakallio, Virpi Juntti, Heli Keskikallio, Soile Lahdenperä, Laura Lehtinen, Aliina Lindroos, Pinja Poropudas, Anni Puerty, Lotta Finland, Virva Talonen and Katriina Tavi | Costume design: Mari Nurmenniemi | Lighting design: Teo Lanerva | Sound design and music: Josu Mämmi and Ilkka Tolonen |Also in the working group: Minna Karttunen and Sanna Tirkkonen | The entire working group has been involved in the artistic design of the performance |Production: JoJo – Oulu Dance Center, Arts Management Helsinki, Zero Point Collective | Supporters: Kone Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Art Promotion Center, Art Council of Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, Samuel Huber Art Foundation, City of Helsinki | Residence Support: Side Step 2021 Festival / Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Stoa | Venue cooperation: Oulu Theatre, Dance School DCA, Balanssi studiot Oy, Dance House


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Other information

Please remember to follow the general safety and hygiene instructions for events:
– Don’t participate in events when having symptoms
– Keep safety distance of 1-2 meters
– Take care of hand hygiene; wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
– Cough on a handkerchief or sleeve
– We recommend using a mask when following performances.

Text to speech.

You can listen to the texts of the 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 nettisivujen tekstit suomeksi puhuttuna maalaamalla halutun tekstin ja painamalla esiin tulevaa PLAY-painiketta.