Life as We Know It

Maija Hirvanen & Juha Valkeapää

Two artists dream up six alternative paths into the future. Colored by ideologies and lifestyles, these pathways are bulging with converging traffic: amazement and repetition, coincidence and selection, fiction and reality.

Making use of recycled stories, physical contact, humor and friction, Life as We Know It ponders continuous transition, the things to come and the surprises we encounter. In order to create, we must have a lifelong ability to grow and renew ourselves. How can one recognize change – let alone make an impact on it?

The 2020 Tampere Theatre Festival marks the premiere of the first joint effort between choreographer-artist Maija Hirvanen and sound & performance artist Juha Valkeapää, two experienced professionals with long international careers.