Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Breath

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JoJo’s spring program 2021 brings together several productions that were delayed from their original schedule.

About the performance

Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Breath

Performance schedule

Oulu Theater, grand stand
Wed 24th March at 19 – IS BEING RESCHEDULED

Due to the corona situation, Breath’s performance is being canceled in the spring of 2021. A new performance date is being sought with the collaborators. The new date will be announced as soon as the date is known.

Description of the performance

Live music, dance and visuals intertwine to create wild forms and mythical images – infused by Beckett-inspired existentialism and absurd humour.

Two globally acclaimed Finnish artists, choreographer-dancer Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, take measure on each other on stage, composing a power web of sound and movement.

Bessie-award winning wizard of stage and lighting design, Mikki Kunttu, will add his spell on the work. The duet is further enhanced by the imaginative sound design of Tuomas Norvio, known for his work in electronic music. Costumes are by fashion designer Teemu Muurimäki. Choreographer’s Assistant is Henrikki Heikkilä.

“In me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible a little further on.”

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”

Samuel Beckett

The performance is part of Tero Saarinen Company’s 25th anniversary. The visit will be produced in collaboration with the Oulu Theater and the Oulu Music Festival.

Concept: Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen | Choreography, dance: Tero Saarinen | Composition, arrangement, music: Kimmo Pohjonen | Lighting and set design: Mikki Kunttu | Costume design: Teemu Muurimäki | Sound design, co-arrangement: Tuomas Norvio | Choreographer’s Assistant: Henrikki Heikkilä | Sound Designer’s Assistant: Sami Tammela | Production: Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with Tampere Hall and Alexander Theatre (Finland) | Residency partner: Vaba Lava (Estonia) | Premiere: 12 April, 2018, Grand Théâtre de Québec, Quebec City, Canada | Production of the visit: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Oulu City Theatre & Oulu Music Festival | Duration: 65 min, no intermission

Please note! The performance includes strong strobe lighting effects.


38€ / 35€
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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 distances 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 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.