Death in Venice
A story about the power of suppressed emotions

Death in Venice is a dance theatre performance based on Thomas Mann’s novella. Powerful visuality and poetic movement set the stage for the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, an elderly author.

For one last time, Aschenback attempts to find a new direction for both his life and his writings. Upon seeing a youth called Tadzio, his peaceful holiday in Venice becomes filled with emotional turmoil. The author’s fledgling love for Tadzio causes in him an avalanche of suppressed emotions and forbidden desires, thus driving the author towards his doom.

The performance asks if it’s ever too late to change one’s life. Can an artist’s works be honest if their life is false?

Working group:

On stage: Pentti Korhonen, Joose Mikkonen, Tuula Väänänen, Merja Pietilä, Anne Pajunen, Miika Alatupa
Original work: Thomas Mann 
Dramatisation based on Michael Baran’s version: Jukka Heinänen, Carl Knif
Director & choreographer: Carl Knif
Set & costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound design: Janne Hast
Light design: Elina Romppainen
Mask- & frisyrdesign: Eija Juutistenaho
Production: Carl Knif Company & Oulun teatteri

Language: Finnish
Duration: 1 h 30 min

10 March 2023 at 7pm
Pieni näyttämö, Oulun teatteri

Tickets: €33 / €29 / €20

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