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Show photographer Joona Huotari & Jouni Tauriainen

Leena Harjunpää Co: KARHU EDITION

  • 2 performances


  • Duration

    1 h (no intermission)

  • Venue

    Pannu Hall

  • Tickets

    32-23 €

  • Show times

    Fri 1.3. 7 PM

    Sat 2.3. 4 PM

    Please note that the performance includes loud music, theatre haze, blinking lights. Earplugs available.


KARHU EDITION is a contemporary dance piece for three dancers by Leena Harjunpää Co.

The piece is a scenic and movement-oriented study and an overview of various manmade symbolic imageries of bears. To us, a bear represents a power animal, a picture on a coat of arms, a timid lonesome soul, a constellation, a star, aggressive, a victim and a bear skin rug. It is a celebrity, a meme and a product, that is also corporeal, comical and cartoonish. In our culture, a bear is a creature and a character of multiple layers and meanings.

In the piece KARHU EDITION, the working group studies the life and physicality of bears and dramatizes the relationship between humans and bears using different perspectives. In the piece, the bear-ness and its power are pursued wildly and freely through the human body. The working group reflects on what kind of physical states, soundscapes, visual connections and situations the bear and the human produce, and how these things align on stage side by side and interlacing.

The event is organized by Leena Harjunpää Co.

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Ticket information

Standard ticket | 32 €
Pensioner I 23 €
Discount ticket | 23 € Under 25, students, unemployed, civil servants and conscripts. Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.
Group ticket | 20€/person (min 10 persons)

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.

The auditorium is unnumbered.
For ticket enquiries please contact: info@tanssintalo.fi

Photo: Joona Huotari


Choreography: Leena Harjunpää
Dancers: Elina Hauta-aho, Pinja Poropudas, Heidi Tiainen
Sound design, music and lyrics: Jouni Tauriainen
Costume design and props: Joona Huotari
Lighting and set design: Eero Erkamo
Vocal coach: Mathias Lillmåns
Production: Leena Harjunpää Co

The premiere was supported by: Niilo Helander Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, City of Helsinki

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