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…






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…