Hay Fever: It´s ShowTime!

Article written by Anna Olkinuora After visiting the rehearsals of Hay Fever just a couple of days before their premiere, I had high hopes for the performance. I have to say I definitely wasn’t disappointed. The whole cast was en pointe in the Thursday performance -and I am pretty sure this applied to all of…

Hay Fever: Noël Coward’s sharp comedy hits Helsinki

Text by Anna Olkinuora    Hay Fever by Noel Coward Finn-Brit Players & Passport Theatre Directed by Adrian Goldman The Finn-Brit Players in co-production with Passport Theatre get together for the second time in Helsinki. This spring, they bring us Noel Coward’s comedy Hay Fever.  I’ve been invited to the rehearsals the weekend before the…

Zodiak Stage double bill: Dance Performance at 2pm&Cheap

Article by Anna Olkinuora Finnish Translation: Soon online!  On 14th of March, a double bill of performances premiered on Zodiak Stage. Both performances were by young artists and both question what dance is as an art form and as a job.   Dance Performance at 2pm   Dance Performance at 2pm is a documentary montage…

Review / Arvostelu: Nobel Savage by Sonya Lindfors

The piece addresses racism, cultural appropriation, colonialism, stereotypes to name a few. It creates a space for Afro-Finnish performers to be at the centre of the story, to create their characters identities as something else as the Other at the fringes of the stage. Nobel Savage matters. It brings the cultural and sociological power structures…

Ken Mai: Requiem of Flowers

Ken Mai‘s butoh performance, Requiem of Flower, conveys the blooming and the death of a flower. Through movement changing from heart achingly beautiful to uncomfortably grotesque Ken Mai takes us on a journey through creation and destruction full of nature’s elements and laws of the universe. Already an intimate space of Höyhentämö is made even…

The Master and Margarita/ Мастер и Маргарита

A mystical Bulgakov’s novel staged at Finnish National Theatre “The mist that came from the Mediterranean sea blotted out the city that Pilates o detested. The suspension bridges connecting the temple with the grim fortress of Antonia vanished, the murk descended from the sky and drowned the winged gods above the hippodrome, the crenelated Hasmonaean…

If You Snow Away

If You Snow Away Aurinkobaletti – AB Dance Company Alexander Theatre, 3.5.2017 If You Snow Away is a magical, romantic story of snow, Aleksandr Pushkin and his novell ’The Blizzard’. In the beginning a simple phrase projected onto the stage manages to break my heart: ‘Aleksandr Puskin loved skipping stones. But he loved his wife…

Macbeth, Again! / Макбет, снова!

Макбет, снова! Real Contact Project 20-22.4.2017 В огненно-яростной постановке Акиры Хино целые пласты культурных традиций и творческих стилей расплавляются и спаиваются в новой форме: шекспировская пьеса, японские барабаны тайко, движения контемпорари танца, финская сценическая речь, девушка в инвалидной коляске; смесь четырёх языков на одной сцене: английского, финского, японского и языка движения, – сочетание получилось вулканическое,…