Video clips from a live dance performance by Karttunen Kollektiv.
Four darling figures dance on stage. One of them takes off his costume and Jyrki Karttunen is revealed. He tells about being in crisis as a dancer and as an artist. One should take a stand on real issues in this world instead of just prancing about.
The disarming performance is laid out like a gala, hosted, and comprised of ten chapters that examines the human nature and reflects on the meaning of making art. The simultaneously philosophical and audience-friendly performance effortlessly combines fantasy and everyday realism. Karttunen doubles as the narrator and the main character. Beside him, fairytale-like imaginary characters dance away.
Choreography and dance: Jyrki Karttunen
Friends (on video): Joona Halonen, Sari Lakso, Tuovi Rantanen
Songs: Maija Ruuskanen
Sound design: Jukka Huitila, Jyrki Karttunen, Maija Ruuskanen
Set and lighting design: Jukka Huitila
Costumes: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Figure design: Marko Mäkinen, Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila, Jyrki Karttunen
Stage duration approximately 50 minutes.