OuDance Festival

Riikka Puumalainen & Anne-Mari Kivimäki: MARTAT

Welcome to the OuDance Festival on September 14-18 2022!

Riikka Puumalainen & Anne-Mari Kivimäki: MARTAT

Performance schedule

H2O Konstila, Cultural Centre Valve
Fri 16.9. at 18

About the performance

MARTAT 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. At the same time, the work is a comment against racist and immigration-critical attitudes in our society.

The work, which draws on the theme of movement, is inspired by Riikka Puumainen’s grandmother Martta Puumalainen’s studies at the Suistamo seminar in 1921 and Puumainen’s grandmother Martta Haakana’s experiences as a migrant Karelian.

Performers: Riikka Puumalainen and Anne-Mari Kivimäki | Choreography: Riikka Puumalainen | Music: Anne-Mari Kivimäki | Director: Tanjalotta Räikkä | Scenography: Jaana Kurttila |Sound design: Antti Puumalainen | Photos, teasers, trailers: Kim Saarinen | Production: Tsuumi Dance Theatre and Martat working group | The production is supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation Pirkanmaa Regional Fund | Production of the visit: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre | Duration: 30-35 min


Free entrance

Other information

Please remember to follow the general safety and hygiene instructions for events:
– Don’t come to events when having symptoms
– Good hand hygiene is important: wash your hands or use hand tools
– Cough on your 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.