The Peking Duck and the Gold That Glitters

Pekingin Ankka ja Kullan Kimallus

The ducks from artist Kaj Stenvall’s paintings make their joyous return for children. The vain Duck from Peking is lured by gold and glitter. After many adventures, she finally wakes up to reality and sees, what are the most important possessions in life – genuineness, love and unselfishness. All that is gold, does not necessarily […]



This modern-day Mozart Pantomime had its premiere at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in 2007. Mozart and his friends however premiered the piece at a carnival at the Imperial Palace of Vienna in 1783. The original assembly of the musicians remains unknown and only the notes for the first violin have been restored to our […]



Have we been programmed to live our lives even before we’ve been born? Do we go round in circles without knowing it? Is it possible to tear away from patterns and listen to our own will? These matters, for instance, are being pondered in Lassi Sairela’s and Eeva Soini’s eventful choreography Runway (Kiitorata), which premiered […]

Julia & Julia

Julia & Julia

Julia & Julia is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, but through the love of two women it glides to mirror the barriers that during the course of time have destroyed and disgraced some of the most beautiful human feelings. Dance drama by Lindfors is thus another link in the chain of impossible loves. Prokofiev’s powerful music […]

Christmas Stars

Joulun Tähdet

Christmas stars is a warm and playful social evening, in which ERI’s dancers frolic both together and separately in a potpourri of possible and impossible dance acts. Santa Claus, who’s arriving at the location, does not always find the chimney or Christmas stockings, but knows interesting stories on flying reindeers! Christmasy evening offers in addition […]

Buenos Aires – Tango & Ritual

Buenos Aires – Tango & Ritual

This dance production consists of two separate pieces; Ritual is, as its title suggests, a ritualistic composition, in which the music and dance are one. The group scenes flow through patterns of repetitive movements and melodies towards their conclusion, and solo interludes dot the journey like small oases on a venture. No rites are performed […]

Focal Point


Together with the author Tommi Kinnunen, choreographers Lassi Sairela and Eeva Soini created the much beloved work One Hundred in the Glass – Wounds of Love. The fruitful cooperation continues with the production Focal Point, where everyday angels meet a transition period consultant. In the course of the evening, the butterflies’ short flight and a […]

The Battle

The Battle

The performance begins with James McNamara’s modern, energetic and very physical tap dance number. After this, Toni Laaksonen takes the stage with a contemporary and poetic Dying Swan. A battle between these two dance styles and dancers begins. Planning and choreography: Toni Laakkonen and James McNamara Duration: c. 10 minutes