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Total duration
2 performances
13.10.2017 – 14.10.2017
Guest performances
Almi hall

Minna Tervamäki, a star dancer with the FNB until 2012, will bring two of her own works to the Almi Hall stage in October. Swan Song, directed by Marita Liulia, has been inspired by Tervamäki life’s work – and dying swans. Bright Shadow is the dancer’s energetic duet with musician Kimmo Pohjonen.

Minna Tervamäki: Swan Song

Swan Song

Combining dance, multimedia and live music and using video and robot cameras, this dance work directed by Marita Liulia was inspired by the career of star dancer Minna Tervamäki – and by the dying swans in ballet. Swan Song focuses on current themes of encountering the alien and of the unpredictability of life. The work was premiered at the Alexander Theatre in 2014.

Production team

Director, visual designer, producer Marita Liulia
Dancers, choreographers Minna Tervamäki, Pontus Alexander Sundset
Music Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Ali Kesanto 
Lighting designer and stage designer Antti Kuivalainen
Costume designer Teemu Muurimäki 

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Minna Tervamäki: Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow

Minna Tervamäki and Kimmo Pohjonen began their collaboration at the FNOB in 2011. They dazzled their audiences and went on to create Bright Shadow at the Oulu Music Festival in 2013. Pohjonen’s primeval energy contrasts with the sensitivity and intensiveness of Tervamäki, as the audience is treated to a battle of wills between these two charismatic performers. The greatest power is found in tranquillity and balance.

Production team

Dancer, choreographer Minna Tervamäki
Musician, composer Kimmo Pohjonen
Lighting designer Antti Kuivalainen
Sound designer Tuomas Norvio
Costume designers Marita Liulia, Erika Turunen, Minna Tervamäki

Performances and tickets

2 performances
13.10.2017 – 14.10.2017
Guest performances
Almi hall
Fri 13.10.2017
at 19:30
Sat 14.10.2017
at 15:00

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