Alpo Aaltokoski Company & Leevi Madetoja: OKON FUOKO - See me
1 h 20 min
1 h 20 min
Thu 15.2. at 14.00
Fri 16.2. at 19.30
Sat 17.2. at 17.00
Discussion with the artists after each performance.
Age limit: 7+
A symphonic dance of hopes and dreams.
The ballet pantomime Okon Fuoko from 1927 is one of Leevi Madetoja’s principal works, a masterpiece in neoclassic adventure with a touch of Eastern spice. Okon Fuoko is considered the Oulu composer’s last great work, and the score demonstrates his skills in adapting the fashionable trends of his time to accommodate his own tonal language.
In the original story, a Japanese puppet-master falls in love with his own creation – with fatal consequences. This abstract ballet’s choreographer, Alpo Aaltokoski, equates the story with today’s selfie culture: “The Internet is like a cornucopia of wishes. It’s a place where we can build ourselves an ideal partner or try to create one ourselves. All around the world, people have projected their dreams onto various mental images and artificial structures.”
“Here we have the seduction and attraction of the mirror, spectacular show-boxing and synchronized swimming. All of them showing off. This work screams, “Look at me!” Modern times, where no one looks at anything but themselves.”
- Helsingin Sanomat
The event is organized by Alpo Aaltokoski Company.
Standard ticket | 30 €
Pensioners | 20 €
Discount ticket | 15 € (professionals, under 25, students, unemployed, civil servants and conscripts)
Group ticket | min. 10 pax 18 € per person. For group reservations, please contact email@example.com.
Pay What You Can | A small number of "Pay What You Can" tickets are also on sale for the performance. PWYC tickets are available at the info point that is located at the Cable Factory's Glass Courtyard and here. Read more about Pay What You Can tickets and other ticket information.
Note: To ensure good visibility to everyone, The Erkko Hall auditorium is steep. Please note that there is no lift to the upper section. Only the first row seats are fully accessible.
Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Costume design: Marja Uusitalo
Lighting design: Teo Lanerva
Choreographer’s assistant: Johanna Ikola
Dancers: Johanna Ikola, Jere Jääskeläinen, Unna Kitti, Tuovi Rantanen, Jussi Suomalainen, Esete Sutinen, Jussi Väänänen
Music: Leevi Madetoja: Okon Fuoko (recorded by Oulu Sinfonia, Alba Music Oy 2005)
Projections: Mikko Lampinen
Dressmaker: Sarita Vepsäläinen
Graphic design: Atte Karttunen
Partners: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsingin kulttuurikeskus, Alexander Theatre, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Alfred Kordelin Foundation, The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Madetojan Sukuseura ry, Finnish Composers’ Madetoja Foundation, New Classics Foundation
Alpo Aaltokoski Company is one of the pillars of Finnish contemporary dance. Its works are characterized by choreographic skill and a seamless dialogue with light, sound and costume design which, along with the choreographer’s strong movement, open the performances up to a wider audience. During his career, Aaltokoski has created more than 65 choreographies which have been performed in more than 30 countries across five continents.