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The Seven Brothers

ballet • finland • classic • gritty
  • Filmed Performance
  • Ooppera Baletti
  • Free
The Seven Brothers - Ooppera Baletti | Thespie

Translating the national novel into dance The Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi is a classic tale known to all Finnish people, a seminal work in Finnish literature and as such regarded as the national novel. It is set in the lands of Nurmijärvi and details the rough lives of the unruly Jukola brothers. Feeling constrained by the norms and morals of the village community, the brothers flee to a wilderness habitation at Impivaara. A new aspect on a familiar story comes from translating the story of the brothers into the language of ballet.

  • Duration
    2 hours 26 minutes

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