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Två duetter is a dance performance composed of two duets, Vardag and Sense of Hope. The performance is a collaboration between DuvTeatern and Carl Knif Company.


Vardag is a duet choreography created and performed by Carl Knif and Pia Renes. The performance contemplates the everyday through Pia’s perspective. She guides us through her routines, hobbies, and work. The structures, colour codes, and rhythms of her weekly schedule transform into music and movement. The everyday becomes poetry, the small becomes big in this intimate study of time and its essence.

Language: key word signs

Choreography: Carl Knif
Dance: Pia Renes, Carl Knif
Sound design: Janne Hast
Scenography & light design: Joonas Tikkanen
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Video design: Jonatan Sundström
Technical manager: Anttoni Halonen
Production: Annina Blom, Marjo Pyykönen, Sara Sandén

Sense of Hope

Sense of Hope is a duet created by Carl Knif in collaboration with Emil Nordman and Eero Vesterinen. This autobiographical work is based on Emil’s own experiences of loneliness and exclusion. Despite the dark theme, however, the performance wants to evoke light and warmth through text and dance. Can we be reconciled with our pasts? How might we find our way back to the light? These are the questions posed by the performance.

Language: English

Choreography: Carl Knif, Emil Nordman
Text: Emil Nordman
Dance: Emil Nordman, Eero Vesterinen
Sound design: Janne Hast
Scenography & light design: Joonas Tikkanen
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Vi­deo de­sign: Jo­na­tan Sundst­röm
Costume production: Nina Ukkonen
Technical manager: Anttoni Halonen
Production: Annina Blom, Marjo Pyykönen, Sara Sandén

The performance premieres on 26 Nov. 2022 in DuvTeatern’s studio in central Helsinki, along with DuvTeatern’s theatre performance Näkterbaren.

”I’m glad my collaboration with DuvTeatern continues with these two duets. Along with Emil Nordman and Pia Renes, we will create two different works based on the self-experienced.” – Carl Knif


Sense of Hope at Finfringe festival
Sat 13 May 2023 at 6pm
Åbo Svenska Teatern, main stage

Tic­kets €15 / €14 / €12

Två duetter at DuvTeatern’s studio, Yrjönkatu 18, Helsinki
Sat 26 November at 3pm (premiere)
Mon 28 November at 6pm
Wed 30 November at 6pm
Thu 1 December at 6pm
Sun 4 December at 3pm
Mon 5 December at 6pm
Wed 7 December at 6pm
Thu 8 December at 6pm
Sun 11 December at 3pm
Mon 12 December at 6pm
Wed 14 December at 3pm
Thu 15 December at 6pm
Sun 18 December at 1pm

The doors to the G18 building will open half an hour before showtime. The audience seats are across the stage, so everyone is required to remove their shows before the show. Thank you for your collaboration!

If you want to cancel your ticket or if you have anything to ask regarding the tickets, please contact [email protected].

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Accessibility on the premises 

The accessible entrance is located in the inner courtyard. The entrance to the courtyard is via the gate at Yrjönkatu 16. Follow the blue signs to the glass door. DuvTeatern’s Studio is situated on the first floor. The accessible toilet is situated on the third floor. The building is equipped with a lift.

Unfortunately there are no toilets on the premises that are accessible for all wheelchairs. Please contact DuvTeatern in advance if you use an electric wheelchair. Please contact DuvTeatern if you have any questions. You can reach us during office hours Monday-Friday via email at [email protected] or by phone: 358 50 351 2388.

Yoshi Omori

“The eye contact remains unbroken as the scenes change. Respect, tenderness, and softness infuse each scene, each movement, and embraces even the audience. — Calle and Pia have given each other a beautiful gift wrapped in trust, concentration, and beauty, which we in the audience have the honour to take part in.”

– Nina Winquist, FDUV 25.11.2022

“[Vardag] is a restful and above all a beautiful depiction of everyday life, with a strong sense of presence. — Where Vardag is quiet and beautiful, the other duet Sense of Hope is sorrowful and dynamic. — a marvellously overwhelming, warm, and honest experience.”

– Lasse Garoff, Svenska Yle 29.11.2022

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