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Show photographer Yoshi Omori

Carl Knif Company: I address you

  • 6 performances


  • Duration

    50 min (no intermission)

  • Venue

    Pannu Hall

  • Tickets

    32-20 €

  • Show times

    Thu 25.4. at 7 pm.

    Fri 26.4. at 7 pm. The discussion with the artist after the show

    Sat 27.4. at 7 pm.

    Thu 2.5. at 7 pm. The discussion with the artist after the show

    Fri 3.5. at 7 pm.

    Sat 4.5. at 7 pm.

    Please note that the performance contains nakedness, strobe lights, theatre smoke as well as mentions and imagery of bullying, homophobia and death

  • The language of the performance is English (Finnish and Swedish translations included)


I address you is a personal and societal solo that Carl Knif has created for himself. Drawing on his own personal experiences, Knif’s performance alternates memories and past events with more recent phenomena that put self-esteem, inviolability and empathy to the test.

The performance aims to make visible the unwritten history of the gay minority. How do silenced experiences affect us? In what way are traumas passed on from one generation to the next? And how do we build an identity in an environment where there are no role models?

The longing for real encounters and deep conversations is the driving force behind this furious dance. I address you encourages conversation and champions the idea of a better world – it wants to get to the heart of life, to step close to you.

The event is organized by Carl Knif Company.


Join us on April 29th, 2024 for a celebration of dance with contemporary dance group Carl Knif Company! In honour of the day, we are organising a workshop and an open rehearsal!


Explore Carl Knif's somatic method "BREATH – GAZE – SPACE", designed to bring artists into a delicate interplay and spatial awareness

I Address You: Open Rehearsal and Discussion

The open rehearsal is followed by a discussion with choreographer and dancer Carl Knif – join us!

Read more and sign up.



Standard ticket | 32 €
Pensionare ticket I
26 €
Discount ticket | 20 € Under 25, Students, Unemployed, Civil Servants, Conscripts. Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.
Professional ticket | 20 € Dance and theatre professionals.
Group ticket | 25€ / person (10 persons and above). For group tickets please contact Dance House Helsinki: info@tanssintalo.fi

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.


Direction, choreography, dance, texts: Carl Knif

Set and light design: Jukka Huitila

Sound design and music: Janne Hast

Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila

Costume and mask: Nina Ukkonen

Voiceover: Dudley Rees

Teasers and Trailers: Björn Knif

Translations: Julian Garner, Essi Brunberg

Photos: Yoshi Omori

Production: Carl Knif Company

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