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Death at Work is a stage performance mixing two distinct rituals: a funeral and a theatre piece. Its performers are individuals working with death, such as a gravedigger, a priest, a cantor and a funeral home worker. Instead of philosophical and religious speculations, the piece approaches death from the perspective of practicalities and routines.
”A lovestory that charms line by line” The Birchmouse and the Shrew is a visually charming childrens performance. The play combines drawing and storytelling in an unique way.
Elämä (Finnish for “life”) is a multidisciplinary performance combining Documentary film, Dance theatre and Video art. Its main theme is elderliness. During the artistic process the team co-operated with nursing homes for the elderly in Kuopio, Eastern Finland and in Northern Italy.
Internalized Theories of Love is an intense, atmospheric and compelling drama with incisive comic insights probing the challenging mysteries of the possibility and impossibility of love. On the face of it, the modern relationship between Ida and Leo is based on equality and partnership. But is such a thing possible?
Missing Amelia Earhart is an airy, dreamy and somewhat humoristic puppet play of a lost pilot. It draws a blurred portrait of yesterday’s hero and her today’s lookalike, Merja Pöyhönen. Made of courage and dreams, this one woman show has become one of the most sparkling examples of Finnish contemporary puppetry.
Reindeer Safari is a collective wayfaring performance in three phases: I Reindeer Introduction: an instructional lecture about reindeer and their way of living II Reindeer Safari: the wayfaring of several hours in semi-urban landscape III Reindeer Round Up: an installation and discussion about experiences
Humanoids are extraterrestrial beings, which resemble human beings but are evolutionarily much further developed than them. Humanoid Hypothesis is a participatory performance project by Other Spaces -collective, whose aim is to transport us to the point of view of humanoids!
Play Rape is a 70 minute declaration of an angry woman, an icy monologue about the problematics of rape scenes in the theatre of 21st century Finland. Actor, playwright and director Anna Paavilainen got fed up with submission and wanted to do things in her own way. Freedom of speech and shame meet in a face¬off that goes far beyond personal experience, deep down into the power structures of our society.
Executed Stories is a lecture performance, where the lecturer tells life stories of executioners and executed people, and demonstrates execution methods. Tone of the performance is neutral and factual, with a touch of humour. And in the end there is the last meal! The performance so far toured from Sao Paolo through Reykjavik to continental Europe.
What happens to the actors who don’t make it big? How does a small human being cope with the ever-quickening pulse of the modern society? Eero Kilpi (1882-1954) was a character actor at the Finnish National Theatre for over 40 years, playing bit parts with great devotion...
[heresy] is the latest production of Finnish circus company Sirkus Supiainen and it is directed by juggler / Master of Arts (theatre and drama) Samuli Männistö. By it’s name the performance [heresy] is a research on any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc. It is a study on control, substance and sanctity, inspired by art, religions and beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe.