Lame Tamer (2019)

Performance about wild and Tame

Photo: Ia Samoil (in photo: Katri Soini, Pekka Louhio & Jukka Peltola)

Photo: Ia Samoil (in photo: Katri Soini, Pekka Louhio & Jukka Peltola)

Lame Tamer is a performance combining dance and theater. It explores the complex relationship of humans towards animals and other humans. It is a performance about wildness and taming, about subjucation andthe animal side of humanity. 

The performance is intended for theatre spaces where the audience can be seated on all four sides of the performance area. Resembling a manége or arena, the audience experiences the performance in a multi-sensory way. 

Lame Tamer premiered in Kajaani, in the north of Finland, in 2019. The performance received an immensely positive response from the audience. The work has also been presented to sold-out audiences at Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki, Finland. Engaged audiences have described the work as profound, playful, topical, and powerful. The performance experience penetrates different levels of sensory reactions, and is passes through all layers of knowing, not-knowing and sensing. 

Press quote

Performance is perfectly refined and unified whole. Outstanding dancers live in different forms and these forms change unnoticed. Movement world is authentic. When you drag the other you drag fully. Everything happens with full energy. -Teija Ravelin, Kainuun Sanomat

Creative team

Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila, Pekka Louhio, Kaisa Niemi, Tuomas Norvio, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Pietu Pietiäinen, Katri Soini & Kimmo Pohjonen

Photos: Uupi Tirronen and Ia Samoil

Residencies:O Espaço do Tempo (Monteomor O novo), Zodiak – Center for New Dance & Routa Company

Supported by: Arts promotion centre Finland, Samuel Huber Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Premiere: 20.2.2019, Generaattori, Kajaani/Finland

Other Performances: 22.-24.2.2019 Generaattori, Kajaani/Finland, 10.-11.4.2019 Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki/ Finland

Duration 55 minutes

Full performance video and rider by request: sari.palmgren(at)