Eternal Return is a strange ride- a nod to greek tragedy, science fiction, and the Giallo.
Imagine being able to view your entire life from any vantage point. What if you could observe your older self through the eyes of your youth or watch yourself from the perspective of a houseplant in the dusty corner of your childhood living room? Set in an otherworldly waiting room, we watch as one deals with the trials and tribulations of a predetermined experience. In this uncanny space, a story unfolds and refolds in on itself, stumbling through an ineffable existence from multiple viewpoints.
Premiere 05.11.2021 Valvesali - Oulu, Finland
Concept and direction: Annamari Keskinen
Performance: Ryan Mason, Annamari Keskinen, Meriheini Luoto
Music: Meriheini Luoto
Text: Annamari Keskinen, Ryan Mason
Sound design: Meriheini Luoto, Kaj Mäki-Ullakko
Light design: Jukka Huitila
Set design: Aino Koski
Production: Jojo Oulu Dance Centre, Thar Be Dragons
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Alfred Kordelin foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Dance All Year Long, Shawbrook Dance, Tanssin talo
Photo credits: Janne-Pekka Manninen
Video extract by Karen Chernizon
Full recording of the show by request.