Doves and Bloods


Doves and Bloods

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

In Elina Pirinen’s multidisciplinary stagework, eight children and eight adults come together in a ritual fueled by music and dance, the peculiarities of psychoanalysis, and the Appassionata of wild horses. The children and the adults give birth to two ritual fables transforming the stage into a circle of phantasms filled with wondrous alter egos, C and F major, ocean and time, iron and coal, la dolce vita…

Doves and Bloods is a cross generational metamorphosis that freely associates between the mysterious, the mundane, the weird, the corporeal, the visual, the musical. Children and adults embrace one another in the love of creative madness and perform intense and wonderfully strange rituals for themselves and for us.

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

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.

The performance is a coproduction with Libidian Wonders.

Choreographer and poems Elina Pirinen 
Compositor and sound designer Ville Kabrell
Costumes and dramaturge Heidi Väätänen
Lighting and spatial design Mateus Manninen
Objects Elina Pirinen, Heidi Väätänen, Mateus Manninen

On stage Maria Ahlroth, Simone Benini, Karolina Ginman, Iida Kuningas, Leena Nordberg, Oskar Pöysti, Jessica Raita, Tom Rejström
Musicians Käpylä Music Institute’s brass band

Tickets 34 / 27 / 19 €

The performance is supported by Undervisnings- och kulturministeriet, Svenska kulturfonden, The City of Helsinki, Stiftelsen Tre Smeder, Konstsamfundet, Kvarteret Victoria, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Uudet klassikot