OuDance Festival

Alpo Aaltokoski Company: Ali & Alpo

Welcome to OuDance Festival on September 14- 18 2022!

Alpo Aaltokoski Company: Ali & Alpo (FI)

Performance schedule

Fri 16.9. at 19 

The performance will be seen in a joint evening with Towards Orlando. Duration of the full evening is about 1 h 40 min.

Description of the performance

The original aim of Ali & Alpo – a joint work by Iraqi oud lute virtuoso Ali Alawad and choreographer and dance artist Alpo Aaltokoski – was to expand the dialogue between music and dance into a co-existence, and ultimately a dialogue, between two mutually alien cultures; to contemplate the similarities and differences between Arabic and Western art and culture. But things turned out differently. The rejection of Alawad’s asylum applications dramatically affected the genesis of the work, and its final form. Piece touchingly brings out the human experience of and a human viewpoint on the consequences of an increasingly restrictive asylum policy.

Aaltokoski’s works touch with their humanity and bring out a current perspective on the world. Choreographies appeal to audiences across cultural boundaries and raises private experience to the level of shared experience.

Choreography and dance: Alpo Aaltokoski | Music: Ali Alawad | Light design: Kari Gratseff / Kalle Paasonen | Sound design: Johanna Storm | Costume design: Marja Uusitalo | Video Shooting: Thomas Freundlicht | Video Script: Alpo Aaltokoski | Video Editing: Joe Davidow | Photography: Alejandro Lorenzo, Tanja Ahola | Production: Alpo Aaltokoski Company and Kulttuurikeskus Caisa | Production of the visit: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre | Duration: 40 Min


15 euros / 12 euros – joint ticket with To

Ticket office at Cultural Centre Valve and Ticketmaster.fi.

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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
– Take care of hand hygiene; wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
– Cough on a handkerchief or sleeve

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.