Desire. Sexuality. Autopsy. Mother.

Choreographic psychology and Viennese pastries – jealousy, bitterness and fear of failure. Sweat, flesh and lost relics trapped in a dead vacuum of high culture.

Huono (Fail) is based on The Piano Teacher (1983), Elfriede Jelinek’s incisive novel portraying sexuality, sadism, power and a twisted mother-daughter relationship. Stuck in an ever-lasting present tense, the narrative is paced by the accompaniment of Bach, Chopin and Schubert, each note symbolically played with oppressively painstaking precision. The choreography comes together as a meticulous composition interspersed with predefined spells of improvisation. The dance unfolds in the here and now, right before our eyes.


Choreography Liisa Risu
Dance Hanna Ahti, Jonna Eiskonen, Tuomo Railo, Eeva Rantala, Soile Voima
Sound design Jussi Saivo
Lighting design Pekka Pitkänen
Costume design Riitta Röpelinen
Set design Jyrki Pylväs
Photos Johanna Tirronen
Production Zodiak – Center for New dance, Circus Maximus, Liisa Risu

Tickets 20/12 €

Post-performance discussion 29.3.