Annika does Swanlake

Oblivia, dance, performance, tanz, tanz_house
(c) N. Narjus

TH 24th • 6 p.m. | FR 25th October • 8 p.m.

ARGEkultur tanz_house studio

Introduction at ARGE Foyer half an hour before each show

24.10. artist talk after the show


Annika uses the ballet Swan Lake as a framework for the performance and deals with the fact that the idea of making Swan Lake into a solo was not such a great idea after all. “My intention was to make a solo of Swan Lake, very soon I realized that the template felt both stuffy and dated. However much I tried, I could not be too enthusiastic about the story of a young man that falls in love with a swan on his coming to age birthday. Yet I was drawn to Swan Lake. The challenge to make something intimate of something on that grand scale was of course titillating.

Apart from Swan Lake, the solo consists of autobiographical material where Annika returns to her life in literature and gender studies in the 1990s, and to her experience of dance analysis and dance criticism.


Oblivia, a Helsinki based performance company was founded in 2000 and collaborates with national and international venues, festivals and artists exploring the world that we are living in through contemporary performance. The contact with the audience is at the core of the company’s work, and the significance of how to be together – audience and performers - has only increased during the years. Oblivia’s performances are an important place for reflection. They are an invitation to experience and sense. In Oblivia’s bodily approach to the world, perception, imagination and ambiguity is nourished.


text, performance: Annika Tudeer • lights: Meri Ekola • sound: Juuso Voltti • costume: Tua Helve • dramaturgy: Lina Teir, Timo Fredriksson • production: Oblivia

support: Mad House Helsinki, Performance Center ESKUS, Mykorhizzia-Residenz/Uferstudios Berlin

financial support: Svenska Kulturfonden, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City



performance, dance, oblivia, tanz, tanz_house
(c) N. Narjus