Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Breath

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JoJo’s program in 2022 consists of the JoJo’s own productions and guest performances.

About the performance

Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Breath

Performance schedule

Oulu Theater, grand stand
Wed 16th November at 19

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 visit will be produced in collaboration with the Oulu Theater.

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  | Duration: 65 min, no intermission

Please note! The performance includes strong strobe lighting effects.


38€ / 35€
Oulu Theatre Ticket Sales and Ticketmaster.fi.

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.