Tuuli-Maaria Louhensalo-Lindström: Me, Bridget?

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Tuuli-Maaria Louhensalo-Lindström's solo dance performance in Turku cathedral brings to life the story of Saint Bridget of Sweden

Dance artist Tuuli-Maaria Louhensalo-Lindström brings her solo dance performance to Turku Cathedral on October 7, the day of Saint Bridget. It is a performance of a holy and rebellious woman with a pursuit for independent life.

Saint Bridget of Sweden was a medieval prophet and a mystic, who also established her own religious order The Bridgettines. But first and foremost, she was a woman.

The dance performance follows Saint Bridget on her way from the North to Rome, from her old days to adolescence. The artist meets Saint Bridget in her three realities: as a virgin, as a wife, and as a widow. The performance also seeks to answer the question of what it means to aim for holiness.

In the beginning of the event there is a lecture about Rome in the time of Saint Bridget given by Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen, the professor of Finnish history. The lecture is in Finnish.

The event starts at 6.30 p.m. The lecture and the performance last altogether around 1,5 hours. From 6 p.m. o’clock it is possible to visit one of the Turku cathedral’s side-chapels where in the medieval times Saint Bridget’s altar was located. (The chapel is not fully accessible)

Free entrance, programme 10 euros.

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Turku cathedral

Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, 20500 Turku, Turku

7.10.2021

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