Marko Mäkinen


The Seasons – garden gnomes’ travel photos

Happily dancing through spring, summer, autumn and winter! The Seasons brings you dances and images from another tour around the sun: a butterfly resting on your face, a gnome gluing falling leaves back on the trees, a wedge of cranes dancing towards winter.

On this tour, you can see a garden gnome swinging in the wind, laundry turning into a piggie, seagulls diving for ice cream, and a darkening city brightening up with warm lights. When the snowman melts away, dandelions return. Somewhere along the way, it’s time to free your bare feet from the captivity of socks.

The Four Seasons is the first performance directed by choreographer Jyrki Karttunen for Hurjaruuth’s own stage as Director General. Intended for the whole family, the show combines dance and circus around a classic theme: the cycle of life. Carried by the music of Vivaldi, the performers bring nature to life and sometimes even raise a storm.

The delicate dances with surges of energy, and the circus artist’s Cyr wheel performances invite you on a journey into a world of glimmering light – where we all come from. What kinds of travel photos have we stored in our albums?

Direction and choreography: Jyrki Karttunen
Performers: Tanja Illukka, Milja Jaskari, Mikko Makkonen, Eero Vesterinen
Scenography: Anna Sinkkonen
Sound design: Tuomas Fränti
Music: Antonio Vivaldi

Light design: Anna Pöllänen

Ticket prices

16 € child, adult, pensioner, unemployed
10 € theatre professional
10 € group ticket (per child), day cares and schools, morning performances
5 € teacher ticket (with group)

Assistant seating available free of charge. We are a Disability Card service provider.

Group tickets are available through Hurjaruuth’s customer service by phone or by email.


Hurjaruuth Stage (Tallberginkatu 1 A, 2nd floor) is located at the Cable Factory, a well-known cultural centre. Read more about how to get there.

Services and accessibility

Coatroom: In the corridor between Hurjaruuth’s foyer and the stage there is a free self-service coatroom. NB! Our theatre is not responsible for any items or clothes left in the coatroom.

Toilet facilities: Next to the coatroom there is an accessible toilet with childcare facilities and other unisex toilets.

More on accessibility: There are wheelchair spaces in front of the seating area (2 slots). We do not have an induction loop. Assistant seating available free of charge. We are a Disability Card service provider. Read more about accessibility at the Cable Factory

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service!

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About 40 min


16 € / children’s groups 10 € per ticket


Hurjaruuth Stage, Cable Factory

Suggested age




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