Photo Carl Knif Company & Tanssiteatteri Tsuumi (c) Yoshi Omori & Mikko Mäntyniemi

Carl Knif Company & Tsuumi Dance Theatre

Kaapeliaukio 3, 00180 Helsinki
Tanssin talo - Dance House Helsinki

Carl Knif Company & Tsuumi Dance Theatre: Fugue in Two Colors & Buoy

Carl Knif Company & Tsuumi Dance Theatre: Fugue in Two Colors & Buoy


Carl Knif Company’s Fugue in Two Colors and Tsuumi Dance Theatre’s Poiju return to the stage during a joint evening that celebrates the intersections between music and dance.

Fugue in Two Colors is a study of the ancient relationship between music and dance.

Based on choreographic scores created with Carl Knif’s methods of improvisation, Fugue in Two Colors (2020) explores the expressive power of movement in relation to the strict musical forms of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose preludes and fugues are juxtaposed with the rambling movements of the dancers.


Buoy (2019, Poiju in Finnish) focuses its gaze on the contact points of three different song forms, hymns, old schlagers and folk tunes, and then collides with contemporary dance and modern art concepts. The piety within the hymns can be moved into motion and the stage dance can fly near to the cosmos. In the songs, we sense on one hand a deep longing, and on the other hand a kind of hope, joy and love. Buoy paints a living picture from the very first cry of a human being to their last look.


Dance House Helsinki


19.00-21.15, incl. intermission

Tickets 42–21 €