Pirjo Yli-Maunula: Pessi ja Illusia
Pessi and Illusia, the beloved fairytale by Yrjö Kokko (first published in 1944), has seen a powerful reinterpretation in the hands of artist professor Pirjo Yli-Maunula and her team. The artists decided to start from a clean slate and build the world of Pessi and Illusia from scratch. Familiar characters have gained new dimensions through movement, expression and visualization. The stage production creates a beautiful, rough-hewn and visually inventive world which expands Kokko’s well-known story and characters into a multi-layered experience for the viewer. This is what Pessi and Illusia looks like in our day and age.
Meet the artists after the performance on Mon 15th May.
Director, choreographer, producer:
Choreography in co-operation with performers:
Sanna Vellava, Katja Kortström (circus artists), Milla Virtanen, Teemu Tuohimaa, Katri Lausjärvi (dancers)
Kyösti Salmijärvi, Markus Lampela
Costumes and set design:
Along in the ideation:
In co-operation with:
JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Cultural Centre Valve
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Wihuri Foundation, Oulun Valistustalorahasto