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20.08.2022 | 18:00




Hannu-Pekka Björkman, reader
Jukka Perko, saxophone
Teemu Viinikainen, guitar
Jarmo Saari, guitar

Tickets 30 | 25 | 20 €

Duration 2 h, 1 intermission

How does one receive a guest that is inevitable, both unexpected and expected?

Jukka Perko and actor Hannu-Pekka Björkman employ words and music to create a portrait in sound of the transitory nature of all things, of life and death.

Inspired by the Medieval trope of the danse macabre, the production travels through time and space, from the verse of François Villon and the La Folia melody towards the North and the words of Tomas Tranströmer, Gösta Ågren and other poets. Somewhere behind the birch trees we catch a glimpse of the gentle Death lovingly depicted by painter Hugo Simberg.

We all have the same question and the same journey. How do we live and die in the tumult of the universe, when great gates open and great gates close?

“In the midst of life, death takes the measure of a man. His visit is forgotten, and life goes on. But in the silence, the suit to come is made to that measure.”

– Tomas Tranströmer