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Cirko Festival

Pirjo Yli-Maunula: Pessi ja Illusia

© Pekka Mäkinen

Pessi and Illusia, the beloved fairytale by Yrjö Kokko (first published in 1944), has seen a powerful reinterpretation in the hands of artist professor Pirjo Yli-Maunula and her team. The artists decided to start from a clean slate and build the world of Pessi and Illusia from scratch. Familiar characters have gained new dimensions through movement, expression and visualization. The stage production creates a beautiful, rough-hewn and visually inventive world which expands Kokko’s well-known story and characters into a multi-layered experience for the viewer. This is what Pessi and Illusia looks like in our day and age.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME HERE

Meet the artists after the performance on  Mon 15th May.


  • Director, choreographer, producer: Pirjo Yli-Maunula
  • Choreography in co-operation with performers: Sanna Vellava, Katja Kortström (circus artists), Milla Virtanen, Teemu Tuohimaa, Katri Lausjärvi (dancers)
  • Musicians: Kyösti Salmijärvi, Markus Lampela
  • Light design: Jukka Huitila
  • Sound design: Aake Otsala
  • Costumes and set design: Pirjo Valinen
  • Assistant: Heidi Kesti
  • Assistant director: Milla Virtanen
  • Along in the ideation: Ilona Jäntti
  • In co-operation with: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Cultural Centre Valve
  • Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Wihuri Foundation, Oulun Valistustalorahasto

Performance details

  • Time
    Mon 15.5.2017 18:00
    Tue 16.5.2017 10:00
    Tue 16.5.2017 18:00
  • Running time
    60 min
  • Suitable for ages
    7+
  • Venue
    Cirko
  • Read more
    http://www.flowprod.fi
Tickets starting from

11,00 € / 17,50 €

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