Through the language of contemporary dance, Alpo Aaltokoski Company interprets and brings to life a forgotten Finnish ballet masterpiece composed by Uuno Klami and Kalevi Aho.
Alpo Aaltokoski has created a contemporary choreography for thirteen dancers to the classical music piece Whirls that tells the story of the forging of the mythical Sampo. Whirls contains both mythology from Finland’s national epic poem Kalevala and contemporary questions about people’s search for happiness and a better life.
Choreography: Alpo Aaltokoski
Music: Whirls (composed by Uuno Klami/Kalevi Aho) recorded by Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Duration 1h 45 min + 2 intervals