The grand dance performance Joki – Ån, The second winter

The grand dance performance “Joki – Ån” tells the story of two girls from Turku, Johanna and Kirsti. The two become friends even though they come from different sides of the river and represent different classes of society.

In the performance, the stages of life of the two girls, the changing of seasons and the changes in folk music and dance from the 19th century to the present day are intertwined. At the same time, the performance demonstrates the diversity of folk dance groups in the area of Varsinais-Suomi and dancers of all ages take part in the show. Moreover, the design of costumes is a tribute to the Finnish national costume and the music portrays the history of different music styles marking the life of people living in Turku from engleskas to schlager.

The second winter

The second winter arrives. It is time for retirement. After all the years gone by, Johanna and Kirsti meet again. They are both beginning a new chapter in life and attend dances and nightclubs together. The senior age is also the time of looking back at the old days. During the last dance, the entire life is gone through as small fragments, memories from the past.


Mirkku Weckström – choreography
Marjaana Puurtinen – music
Laura Hannula – costume design