In March, support from the TelepART Mobility Support Platform allocated by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to:
Death in Venice
Anne Pajunen – A Dance Artist and Movement Director based in Brussels and Helsinki
Death in Venice is a dance theatre performance based on Thomas Mann’s novella. Powerful visuality and poetic movement set the stage for the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, an elderly author. For one last time, Aschenback attempts to find a new direction for both his life and his writings. Upon seeing a youth called Tadzio, his peaceful holiday in Venice becomes filled with emotional turmoil. The author’s fledgling love for Tadzio causes in him an avalanche of suppressed emotions and forbidden desires, thus driving the author towards his doom. The performance asks if it’s ever too late to change one’s life. Can an artist’s works be honest if their life is false?
About the artist
Anne Pajunen is an actor, dance artist, and movement director who works in Helsinki and Brussels. She has master of arts degrees from the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2016) and from the University of Arts Helsinki (2011) She has since worked internationally in television, film, theater, and dance. Anne is also an experienced mentor and teacher, and is currently working as a yoga instructor.
Anne began her journey with the Carl Knif Company in 2022 when she performed in Sessions. In Death in Venice, which is a co-production with the Carl Knif Company, Anne is performing as an actor and as a dancer.
To stay informed about Anne, follow her on Instagram.
Carl Knif is a Helsinki-based choreographer and director. In 2012, he founded his own dance group called Carl Knif Company. Knif’s works are known for their distinctive style of motion as well as warm and original sense of humour.
Oulu Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Northern Finland. Its program includes plays, opera, and other musical theatre as well as original productions from Finland and abroad. The theatre also hosts the annual Oulu Theatre Festival for Young Audiences. The current leadership consists of CEO Anu-Maarit Moilanen and Artistic Director Alma Lehmuskallio.
Date: 10.3.2023 at 19:00
Location: Oulu Theater, Kaarlenväylä 2 Oulu, Finland
Tickets and more information: https://teatteri.ouka.fi/naytelma/kuolema-venetsiassa/
The TelepART funding is directed at Anne Pajunen’s performance on the opening night (10.3.), but there are several performances over the year.