THE DAYS/PÄEVAD at Sakala 3 Theater

The Days invites the audience to share an encounter with two exceptional Finnish dancer artists Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen. At their invite, English choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard has conceived a work that asks them to become co-authors through a practice that has to be written anew at every performance. The collaboration resulted an engendering a world of ever-shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection and constructed from a singular physical concept that sustains throughout the work. Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performer's journey takes the form of a lifetime shared in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.
The Days Project seeks to engage with local communities and diffuse the hierarchies between different bodies as performers and movers In each location, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen lead workshops for movers who are 65 years or older. This element of the project has proved to be incredibly rich for all involved, offering much-needed creative and social engagement opportunities for those most vulnerable. The inclusion of the elders lends the duet a tangible relatability, acting as a reminder for audiences that this could be anyone’s story.
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Concept, direction and design: Theo Clinkard Concept, realization and performance: Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen Sound score: James Keane Light design: Kalle Ropponen Outside eye: Leah Marojević Production: Inari Pesonen (Premier 2018), Maria Nurmela ja Ville Oinonen Premiere: 10.12.2018, Pori Dance Month Festival, Finland

Co-production of The Regional Dance Center of Western Finland ( and Fine 5 Tantsuteater (

Support: Eesti Kultuurkapital, the Nordic Culture Point

Tickets can be found in Fienta!