CANCELLED: Ruska Ensemble & Juri Vella: Cry, O my heart!

Ruska Ensemble create a production where the lovely poetry of Juri Vella is performed with the aid of accordion, violin, vocals and compelling speech.

Ruska Ensemble is posing with fur coats on. Behing the ensemble there is sea or lake. It's winter and people on the picture are looking a bit cold.
Ulla Nikula

Juri Vella (1948–2013) was a Forest Nenets who lived in the land of rivers in western Siberia and was one of the most illustrious writers among the minority peoples of Russia. Vella wrote about the history of the northern indigenous peoples and their everyday life today, observantly and with sympathetic humour. In addition to describing traditional ways of life, his writings showcase the problems that the constantly expanding oil and natural gas industry has caused to indigenous people.

Ruska Ensemble create a production where the lovely poetry of Juri Vella is performed with the aid of accordion, violin, vocals and compelling speech. Cry, O my heart! is a tribute to a great poet and activist who belonged to a people distantly related to Finns. It is a celebration of his legacy but also an appeal in favour of the Arctic indigenous peoples. The production was premiered in the main auditorium of the Kokkola Municipal Theatre on 9 September 2020.

Juri Vella, author
Jarkko Lahti, director and text selections
Tuomas Rounakari and Antti Paalanen, musici
On stage: Jarkko Lahti, Antti Paalanen, Tuomas Rounakari
Niillas Holmberg, translations into North Sámi
Karina Lukin, translations into Finnish
Veli-Matti Ersta and Marko Ahokangas, lighting and sound design for the premiere

Ruska Ensemble is a freelance theatre company based in Kokkola, focusing on ecological theatre and international collaboration with indigenous peoples. Its artistic directors are Jarkko Lahti and Ari-Pekka Lahti.

Further information: Jenni Latva

Time

19.5.2021 at 19:00 – 20:00

Location

Seinäjoki Unit of the Sibelius Academy, Open Campus

Nyykoolinkatu

60100 Seinäjoki

Tickets

7–15 €

Ticket sale starting date will be announced later

Further information


There will be 10 tickets on sale for the concert. We want to create a safe event experience even during the corona. Please read the safety instructions here before arriving at the event.

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