Tour performance: Illallisvieraita

AB Dance Company’s new dance piece leads us to surrealistic and comical dinner party where guests get possessed by dance. Starting as a formal occasion, the dinner party – as you may guess – doesn’t go smoothly by the rules of the Golden Book of Behavior. The will be also uninvited guests coming and going. What exactly will follow from all this?

“In my career as a choreographer, I have often been interested in dramatic situations where people have somehow been dropped into a space, place or environment where they can’t be or where they obviously don’t belong. And that’s why they dance. Twists and turns may seem comical, but in the inner reality of individuals, something more than a laughter explodes.”

Illallisvieraita is the first choreography for AB Dance Company by choreographer and dance artist Jyrki Karttunen. The piece was included in the Art Testers funded by Ministry of Education and Culture, Finnish Cultural Foundation and Svenska kulturfonden in autumn 2021.



CHOREOGRAPHY Jyrki Karttunen | DANCE Linda Björkqvist, Côme Calmelet-Pyykkö, Patrick Di Quirico and Elina Raiskinmäki | COSTUME DESIGN AND SCENOGRAPHY Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila | LIGHT DESIGN Magnús Sigurðarson | SOUND DESIGN Jaakko Salonen | PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN Jussi Virkkumaa | PRODUCTION Aurinkobaletti

Premiere: 12.11.2021 | Manilla, Turku
Duration: approximately 60 min
Age recommendation: +12 years

The performance can be booked for various events and touring.


Stage and technical requirement

  • Minimum free size of the stage: 10 x 10 metres
  • Minimun free height of the stage: 4 metres
  • Pipes / truss to hang fixtures and scenery from the ceiling
  • Three-phase current


For more information and reservations

Pia Puustelli
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