Veden tuntu is a promenade performance that dives into the connection between the human body and the sea.

Veden tuntu invites the viewer to Kivinokka historical folkpark in Vanhankaupunginlahti, Helsinki. The pulse of the percussive music, the dance and singing return the viewer to the perpetual movement and cycle of the sea. Human beings are seen as fragile and transient but also destructive in relation to this ancient element.

Dancer Kardo Shiwan, musician Amanda Blomqvist and audience guide Saima Saari accompany the audience to encounter the force of the Baltic Sea as well as the trace left by humans. Visualisation by Mirkka Nyrhinen draws from Finnish mythology and trash forgotten on the beach. The newest work by the awarded choreographer Ninni Perko offers an all-encompassing opportunity to remember, reconcile and receive solace.

Performance location and instructions

The performance starts in front of Kulosaaren kartano at 18.00 (address: Kipparlahdensilmukka 5, 00810 Helsinki).

From the meeting point we will walk together to the location of the performance, approximately 1 km.

The whole performance happens outside by the sea at Kivinokka. There are no shelters. Please bring appropriate clothes for the weather and comfortable shoes. The performance will happen also in poor weather.

During the performance the audience is invited to walk a short distance with a guide in the diverse terrain of Kivinokka. Please note that there is no seating. This event is not accessible because of uneven ground.

Duration of the performance: about 1 hour 30 mins.
Recommended age of participants: 12 years+
The performance does not include speaking. The guide will address the audience in Finnish and English.

More info

Veden tuntu website
Facebook event

Veden tuntu is produced by Sivuun Ensemble ry and it is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the City of Helsinki and Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse.

Sivuun Ensemble