Premiere 4 September 2015, Manilla Stage, City of Turku
Choreography Urmas Poolamets
Costume design Kaija Maunula
Lighting and set design Janne Teivainen
Sound design Henri Haakana

Performers Atte Herd, Helmi Järvensivu, Laura Kallas, Anni Pilhjärta, Henri Haakana
 ja Valtteri Valo



Leiblied tells of love in the time when the German troops were in Lapland - a love that does not need a common language.


In Lapland, women who have become more independent find the years of the Continuation War between Finland and Soviet Union thrillingly enchanting. Courtesies of handsome soldiers lead to social evenings and parties. Afterwards, secrets are shared between girlfriends. Then the unexpected happens. In the ruins of a burned down town, people begin to wonder, who the traitor was. The one who did as ordered? The one who fell in love? Or the one, who turned his back?



With Leiblied, choreographer Urmas Poolamets takes on themes that have been kept quiet for years. Originally from Estonia, Poolamets is the artistic director of Aurinkobaletti - AB Dance Company based in the city of Turku. The poetic name of the performance, Leiblied, can be loosely translated as Song of the Body.


Leiblied premieres in the city of Turku on September 4th at Manifesti Factory Festival together with AB Dance Company's performance Regina. Regina draws inspiration from film noir cinematography and is choreographed by dance theatre Rimpparemmi's artistic director Matti Paloniemi. Both Leiblied and Regina will also be performed in a double bill night in the city of Rovaniemi in November 2015

Photography: Iiro Rautiainen, Editing: Kuohu Design