Script, Direction, Choreography, Projections : Tuomo Railo
Performers: Jonna Eiskonen, Sibiry Konaté, Tuomo Railo, Emerson Santos, Yuko Takeda and Sirja Nironen (cello)
Costume Design: Timjami Varamäki
Lightning Design: Pasi Pehkonen
Photos and Videos: Ari Kauppila
Dur. 60 min.
Aged 13 or older
Autonomy implies we endorse in others also the things we do not understand.
- Richard Sennett, Respect in a World of Inequality
Kunnioitus - Respect by Tuomo Railo is a stage performance in a form of dialogue and essay about respect as a cultural phenomenon, a societal force. The show is performed by artists originally from both Finland and outside Europe. Kunnioitus - Respect scans the challenges faced by individuals and the society when cultures mix. How do we express respect? How respect works – both in good and bad? Why do we experience lack of respect?
Respect is - to my understanding - simultaneously
a clear and muddy concept. At it´s worst respect is something harmful, there are people murdered because of it, yet we need respect to be able to function as a society. As the world evolves we need to rethink and evaluate the structures, the direction, the whole constitution of the respect we express. I hope this performance works also as a modest guide to our efforts in cultivating our sense of humor. – Tuomo Railo
The show will be premiered in Louhi Hall at
The Cultural Centre Of Espoo the 15th of October 2019 7pm.
Other performances in Louhi Hall:
Sat 9 Nov 7pm
Sun 10 Nov 3pm
Mon 9 Dec 7pm
Tue 10 Dec 10am
Tickets 15 / 29 €
The show is performed in English, show´s duration is approx. 60 min, aged 13 or older.