Karsikko is a piece for up to ten audience members at a time. An actual tour within the set, the audience is taken physically and emotionally deep into the world of the conscious and the subconscious, of instinct and control, of spirituality and carnality. The viewer gets to step inside an imaginative realm where visions from the subconscious have surfaced, and muffled secrets are given a voice. Both solemn and playful, Karsikko tugs at your curiosity like a sentence you didn’t quite catch in someone else’s conversation.
Karsikko is conceived by dancers Pirjo Yli-Maunula and Titta Court, who have composed a team consisting of first-rate Nordic professionals. In addition to dance, the world of Karsikko is constructed with innovative set design, music that draws most of its color palette from earth tones, organic video and almost sculpture-like costume design.
Choreography and dance: Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Titta Court. Composition: Terje Isungset. Sound design: Aake Otsala. Video: Jukka Huitila. Lighting: Ainu Palmu. Set design: Pirjo Valinen. Costume design: Heidi Kesti, Julia Adzuki. Set build: Heidi Kesti, Petri Haapakoski. Make up: Yanski Sova. Graphic design: Tomi Hurskainen. Promotional texts: JP Manninen. Photography: Jussi Tuokkola
Supported by: Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Oulu City, National Council for Dance