- A poetic study of the necessity of death

Do not lick

Raw dough
A battery
Dirty water
Broken glass
Frozen handrails in the winter
Footsteps of the person walking ahead of you
Things fallen on floor

Before you are sure

Licking Things is a meeting of live music and the primitive motion clinging to life at all costs. The performance looks for fulfilment through music and motion, and examines the empty moments that make fulfilment so full. When something reaches that fullness it disintegrates in its perfection, vanishes – and becomes empty again.

The music is composed by Mikko Perkola and Tuomas Norvio, who also appear on stage with Katri Soini and Sari Palmgren.Their music is inspired by old vocal music and Perkola's instrument, the viola da gamba, and taken to new spheres by Norvio's electronics. Primitive movement and growling: the weight of the dancers' bodies fill the space where incompleteness maintains a lust for life.


In the performance on Sun, November 13, there is a possibility to do croquis drawings. Book a ticket and bring your own papers and pens to the performance. We will look at the pictures created together after the performance.





Choreography Sari Palmgren
Performers Katri Soini, Sari Palmgren, Mikko Perkola, Tuomas Norvio
Music Mikko Perkola, Tuomas Norvio
Lighting design Jukka Huitila
Costume design Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Assistant Saara Norvio
Production Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Sari Palmgren

Photos Uupi Tirronen

The performance features theatre haze and strong lights.

Duration 50 min

Pre-talk on 12.11. 18 15-18:45.
Post-performance discussion on 15.11.

Tickets 23/15 €