Eternal return

Dance, Music, Physical dance theatre

Wed. 11.05


Åbo Svenska Teater - Main stage

Thu. 12.05


Åbo Svenska Teater - Main stage

Duration: 50 min

Language: Finnish, English

Suitability: -


Country: Finland

Performers: Annamari Keskinen, Ryan Mason, Meriheini Luoto

Team: Annamari Keskinen (Concept and direction, text), Meriheini Luoto (Music composition and sound design), Kaj Mäki-Ullakko (Mixing and sound design), Ryan Mason (Text), Jukka Huitila (Light design), Aino Koski (Set design), JoJo-Oulun Tanssin Keskus & THAR BE DRAGONS (Production)

Description: Eternal Return is a strange ride. Imagine being able to view your entire life from any vantage point. What if you could observe your older self through the eyes of your youth or watch yourself from the perspective of a houseplant in the dusty corner of your childhood living room? This performance dives into the topic of alternate perspectives of life from a place of humor and great seriousness. Set in an otherworldly waiting room, we watch as one deals with trials and tribulations of a predetermined

experience. In this uncanny space, a story unfolds and refolds in on itself stumbling through an ineffable existence from multiple viewpoints.

Thar Be Dragons' production, Eternal Return is a full-length evening work drawing inspiration from concepts of eternal recurrence, a concept that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.This philosophical science fiction focuses on bending the perception of time by warping everyday movement into extreme physical states to expose deeper layers of the psyche.

NB. For the light sensitive audience members: The show contains strong flashing lights (strobe light).

Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Jojo Oulu Dance Centre, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Dance All Year Long, Shawbrook, Tanssin Talo

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