Jerusalemin tanssi

Original name Jerusalemin tanssi
Kirjoittajat Ilpo Tuomarila
Bengt Pohjanen
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1990
Theater Oulun kaupunginteatteri / Oulu City Theatre
Keywords Drama


Characters: 15 male, 6 female

In the village Laulumaa, life is hard, love becomes harlotry and the water that is lacking in winter floods the village in summer. After the priest Korpela (according to whom praying doesn’t help) has left the village, people follow the shop owner Martinson and the prophecies of the seer Tyra. In wild orgies involving alcohol, sex and religious fanaticism Martinson makes the villagers build an altar and an arch. But in the end, instead of salvation they are taken to a mental institution or to prison. Their fanaticism has left them poorer than before having neglected their cattle and their lands and with a shame not everyone seems to be facing.


Language German
Translation name Jerusalems Tanz
Translators Anu Saari
Copies available Finnish Theatre Information Centre, tinfo(at)
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists' Union,
Language Swedish
Translation name Jerusalemsdansen
Copies available The Finnish Dramatists' Union,
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists' Union,