Elina Pirinen’s Doves and Blood premieres in Viirus in Autumn 2024

Children believe they are immortal. Adults know they will die. The same bloodstream gives them life.

Elina Pirinen brings together eight children and eight adults in the multi-artistic piece Doves and Bloods at Teater Viirus in the fall. The performance is fuelled by dance and music, exploring the peculiar, clever, and trivial transformations of life. The show is a co-production with Libidian Wonders.

Wouldn’t life be more delightful if we could live along the whole spectrum of our age?

Fyra kvinnor ligger avklädda i en vågformation på ett ljusblått tyg. Ett spädbarn dricker mjölk ur er av kvinnornas bröst.

Doves and Bloods is formed in process and in close collaboration with composer and sound designer Ville Kabrell, dramaturge and costume designer Heidi Väätänen, as well as space and light designer Mateus Manninen.

On stage as co-creators is a unique ensemble that consists of children from the brass orchestra of Käpylä Music Institute, freelance artists Simone Benini, Karolina Ginman, Leena Nordberg, and Tom Rejström, as well as the Viirus’ ensemble Maria Ahlroth, Iida Kuningas, Oskar Pöysti, and Jessica Raita.