Dancers Pia Liski, Katri Soini & Tommi Haapaniemi. The Procession

Premiering in March 2023. Commissioned by Gruppen Fyra.

A fervent and macabre soul mass for the non-believers – and the unbelievable.

A camp congregation gathers to long for the dead and reach out towards comfort. The dead are released, but will the ones left behind find peace?

Saattue paints a poetic picture of rituals set in the landscape of the collective subconscious. Director Kauri Honkakoski and the Gruppen Fyra dance company continue to combine physical theatre and contemporary dance in a unique way. Saattue is the second, independent part of the Death trilogy. The first part The Soiree (2021) explored the fear of life, and featured four people clinging desperately to the past.

The piece was commissioned by the Helsinki based dance company Gruppen Fyra and directed by Kauri Honkakoski.

ARTISTIC TEAM: Director, dramaturg: Kauri Honkakoski / Dancers: Tommi Haapaniemi, Pia Liski, Katri Soini / Community performers: Eija Klinga, Terhi Topp, Christina Turtiainen / Lighting design, set design: Sisu Nojonen / Sound design: Tuuli Kyttälä / Cotume: Kauri Honkakoski / Photos: Minna Kurjenluoma / Production: Gruppen Fyra

Premiered at Cultural Centre Kanneltalo, Helsinki March 2023.

SUPPORTED BY: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City, Jenni and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Cultural Centre Kanneltalo, Dance school DCA