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…






The Film Club III: Freaks by Tod Browning

It is surely not my pleasant diversion regarding and analyzing “negative” and “shocking” times through film history, but I think it is a must. In fact, on the last film club March 22 , 2017, at the Temporary Space in Helsinki, we gathered to “dive in the past” to understand what might have ever happened. It…






Body Notes

Body Notes Mimo Art Company STOA, 19-26.4.2017 How to put to words a theatrical experience that shakes you to the core? Is it even possible? MimoArt Company’s Body Notes is one of those experiences. Directed with ambitious creativity by Mimosa Lindahl, the performance mixes a variety of movement art forms, from clownery to butoh, and…






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,…






Variations of Foreign Origin/ Vierasperäisiä muunnelmia

Variations of Foreign Origin Petri Kekoni Company Mad House Helsinki, Season 4 19-23.4.2017 Petri Kekoni Company celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Suvilahti this April. I was fortunate enough to witness their performance ‘Variations of Foreign Origin’ that originally was created in 2009 and was brought up to date for the anniversary festival. Kekoni creates a…