Hands lift skirts up from the black waters of Tuonela, land of the dead. Back arches in a balance defying outreach towards the underworld. Dark figures surround the wanderer on the brinks of Tuonela river.
A folklore hero hunts for a plastic swan, and a fairytale bride pole dances in the mast of her worn down vessel. Mythic past from Finnish Kalevala folk stories is bent to new angles. The performance sails from dramatic to ridiculous. It brings the Swan of Tuonela to international waters, to collision points between contemporary border zones and and classical art.