Carl Knif Company & Oulu Theatre: Death in Venice

Performance

Death in Ve­ni­ce is a dan­ce theat­re per­for­man­ce ba­sed on Tho­mas Mann’s no­vel­la. It is a sto­ry about the po­wer of supp­res­sed emo­tions.

Po­wer­ful vi­sua­li­ty and poe­tic mo­ve­ment set the sta­ge for the sto­ry of Gus­tav von Asc­hen­bach, an el­der­ly aut­hor.

For one last ti­me, Asc­hen­back at­tempts to find a new di­rec­tion for both his li­fe and his wri­tings. Upon seeing a youth cal­led Tad­zio, his pea­ce­ful ho­li­day in Ve­ni­ce be­co­mes fil­led with emo­tio­nal tur­moil. The aut­hor’s fledg­ling lo­ve for Tad­zio cau­ses in him an ava­lanc­he of supp­res­sed emo­tions and for­bid­den de­si­res, thus dri­ving the aut­hor to­wards his doom.

The per­for­man­ce asks if it’s ever too la­te to chan­ge one’s li­fe. Can an ar­tist’s works be ho­nest if their li­fe is fal­se?

On sta­ge: Pent­ti Kor­ho­nen, Joo­se Mik­ko­nen, Tuu­la Vää­nä­nen, Mer­ja Pie­ti­lä, An­ne Pa­ju­nen, Mii­ka Ala­tu­pa
Ori­gi­nal work: Tho­mas Mann
Dra­ma­ti­sa­tion ba­sed on Mic­hael Ba­ran’s ver­sion: Juk­ka Hei­nä­nen, Carl Knif
Di­rec­tor & cho­reog­rap­her: Carl Knif
Set & cos­tu­me de­sign: Ka­ro­lii­na Koi­so-Kant­ti­la
Sound de­sign: Jan­ne Hast
Light de­sign: Eli­na Romp­pai­nen
Mask- & hair­de­sign: Ei­ja Juu­tis­te­na­ho
Pro­duc­tion: Carl Knif Com­pa­ny & Ou­lu Theatre
Lan­gua­ge: Fin­nish
Du­ra­tion: 1 h 30 min

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