Meet Johanna Tuukkanen

Meet Johanna Tuukkanen is a chance to step inside the life of Johanna Tuukkanen. Who exactly is Johanna Tuukkanen? What is a ‘Johanna Tuukkanen’? And what’s in a name, could it be an omen?

The performance begins in central Kuopio where bus transportation takes us to the performance venue. Meet at Haapaniemenkatu 24, in front of Sokos by the market square. A reservation is mandatory!


Fri 15.11.2013 at 6.30pm
Sat 16.11.2013 at 1.30pm & 6.30pm
Sun 17.11.2013 at 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Fri 22.11.2013 at 6.30pm
Sat 23.11.2013 at 1.30pm & 6.30pm
Sun 24.11.2013 at 5.30pm

Tickets: 0 – 50 €
Mandatory reservation: or + 358  (0)40 708 0005 / Asta Elijoki.
Cash only.

Concept & choreography: Johanna Tuukkanen
Performers: Johanna Tuukkanen & Johanna Tuukkanen
Music & sound: Tatu Metsäpelto
Photography: Pekka Mäkinen
Production: Live Umbrella / Johanna Tuukkanen & Asta Elijoki
Supported by: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Johanna’s training place; Element Studio
Thanks: Anniina Aunola

Tatu Metsäpelto is a composer and musician from Kuopio who has created music and sound for Johanna Tuukkanen’s works since 2007. Alongside composing for stage, Metsäpelto performs as Dave Forestfield. He has released five albums, the latest being Party Music For Wasteland Teens 2013.

Pekka Mäkinen is a freelance photographer who has worked extensively across the performing arts, dance and live art. Mäkinen has taught photography in various art schools.

Johanna Tuukkanen is a 40 year-old freelance performance maker and curator. She has collaborated with artists from different backgrounds in the contexts of dance, live art and performance for over 15 years. Recent works include Map of Scars (2012), Follow me – audio walk (2012), Twirling World (2010), Acts of Clothing (2009) and BODY/HAIR (2009). Tuukkanen is the artistic director, and senior producer, of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival. Tuukkanen lives with her family in Kuopio.

Johanna Tuukkanen is a 52 year-old anaesthesiology specialist working at the Central Finland Central Hospital as a medical superintendent and manager of emergency duty. Tuukkanen moved home to Jyväskylä 12 years ago where she currently lives with her family.

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