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SEMINAR BUILDING BRIDGES: THE CONCRETE ACTION FOR INTERCULTURALISM AND INCLUSION IN FINNISH THEATRE

The seminar Building bridges: the concrete action for interculturalism and inclusion in Finnish theatre will discuss how interculturalism and inclusion could be promoted by the activities of the existing theatres, different funders and by the initiatives of the gatekeepers of the field. 

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POP UP 2021

STRANGER

The color of our skin, the color of our passport, the color of our gender does not prevent us from becoming strangers.

 

In this performance, while the performers retell the story of Meursault - the protagonist in The Stranger novel by A. Camus - they compare Mersault’s events with their own life and realize that even though they are Finnish citizens living in Finland they are also foreigners or strangers. The sense of belonging to a community is a social construction, which can be easily broken down. In order to prevent the crumbling of this social construction, myths are deployed. But these myths are masks which can also alienate not only the foreigners but also the one wearing them.  

 

This performance, which combines story telling with rock concert and psychedelic rave, aims to disrupt the traditional notion of a show in order to make the audience experience the process of alienation.

 

Based on Stranger by A. Camus

 

Director:

Davide Giovanzana

On Stage:

Yasmin Ahsanullah,

Maija Ruuskanen,

Anastasia Trizna

Music:

Maija Ruuskanen

Light design:

Anssi Ruotanen

Production:

Teatteri Metamorfoosi

 

With the support from SKR

 

Languages:

Finnish, English, Russian

 

Performance dates: 

28.10 at 7pm

29.10 at 7pm

30.10 at 7pm

31.10 at 4pm

Where:

Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki

 

Duration of the performance and intermission: 1h (no intermission)

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Sivullinen: Joona Pettersson

PUNCH UP! – RESISTANCE & GLITTER

Punch Up! is a fierce variety show filled with the best in drag, stand-up comedy, and burlesque. Every show is a uniquely curated glittery dream filled with acts that are hilarious, sexy, thought-provoking, gender-twisting, binary-busting, and thoroughly unforgettable. Short performances dig deep into emotional landscapes that are simultaneously universal and very particular: anxiety, joy, hope, or love – while the audience gives back energy in a deliciously vicious, sexy cycle*.

Created in 2018 by stand-up comedian and monologuist Juuso Kekkonen, stand-up comedian and performance artist James Lórien MacDonald, and queer drag artist and producer Mira Eskelinen, Punch Up! has become a show like no other. Bringing together the most dazzling performers in drag, burlesque, and stand-up comedy, Punch Up! shines a light on the talent and passion to be found in these undervalued art forms.

“Punch Up! Resistance & Glitter offers time and time again a joyful, high-caliber, shamelessly camp collection of voices that are so rarely heard on main stages. As a social gesture it’s valuable, necessary, and timely, allowing for the emergence of a rich stream of talents, identities, and performance styles.” The Theatre Centre of Finland board / Teatterikeskus ry:n board

*Disclaimer: the organisers and performers are completely responsible for awakening suppressed feelings regarding gender and / or sexuality in audience members.

Curated and produced by:

James Lórien MacDonald,

Juuso Kekkonen,

Maaret Louhelainen,

Mira Eskelinen

 

Performance date: 

18.11 at 7pm

Where:

Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2,

00980 Helsinki

 

Duration: 2h (intermission)

Language: English

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Punch up: Anniina Joensalo

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EROS/SA is a meeting point for broken hearts, breakups and new beginnings. The performance uses documentary theatre to unfold stories of couples who come from different cultural backgrounds.
The performance is produced by European theatre collective. Etc. is a Helsinki-based collective and network for performing arts professionals with international backgrounds.
Etc. produces multidisciplinary performances, installations and events as well as the yearly Reading EuropeAn Drama festival in Helsinki.
 

Director

David Kozma

Actors:

Eeva Putro, Timo Teern

Sound designer:

Romulus Chiciuc

Set design:

Bita Razavi

Music:

Robert Prokopowicz

Choreographer:

Angela Aldebs

Light design:

Pietu Pietiäinen

Producer:

Anna Suoninen,

 

Languages:

Finnish/English
 

Performance dates:

25.11 at 7pm

26.11 at 7pm

27.11 at 7pm

28.11 at 4pm

Where:

Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki


Duration:

90 min (no intermission)


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picture: Johanna Laakkonen