ALMA! – a kinetic opera | LIVESTREAM

Contemporary dance

Alma! is a kinetic opera for a group of singers, dancers and musicians. A collaboration between composer Minna Leinonen, choreographer-director Petri Kekoni and librettist Hanna Weselius, it examines the life of composer Alma Mahler

In a layered narrative connecting the past and the present and the eternal power struggles between people, Alma! examines the life of composer Alma Mahler side by side with the modern-day Lawyer and an artist named Aino.

The wildly intelligent and intelligently wild Alma! rings true in the present-day world, depicting individuals as complete beings with all their inner complexities and contradictions. At the same time, it tears down and ridicules the hierarchical structures that surround us.

Alma! is an enchanting and breathtaking amalgam of fact and fiction, late Romanticism, contemporary music, literature, dance and stage drama. While giving room to dreams, beauty and the myriad manifestations of love, it also deals with the universal need for connection.

Libretto Hanna Weselius based on Alma! novel
Composition Minna Leinonen
Choreography and director Petri Kekoni
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Sound design Jussi Suonikko
Costume design Ella Kauppinen

Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg and Olga Heikkilä
Flute Hanna Kinnunen
Viola da gamba Mikko Perkola
Percussion Ville Syrjäläinen
Piano Fanny Söderström
Dance and soprano Suvi Eloranta
Dance Anniina Kumpuniemi, Mari Rosendahl, Samuli Roininen, Esete Sutinen

Produced in co-operation Dance Theatre MD, Petri Kekoni Company, CHANGEnsemble and Tampere Biennale.


Wed 17.2. at 7 pm PREMIERE LIVESTREAM (available 24h)
Tue 23.2. at 7 pm STREAM RECORDING (available until 8.3.)

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Dance Theatre MD, Hällä Stage

Hämeenkatu 25, Tampere