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…






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…






Helsinki Cine Aasia 2017: Asian aesthetics, language and tradition

Cine Asia is a film festival in Helsinki which allows viewers to revel in the Asian film industry and culture. More precisely, it shows movies from east and east-south Asia. It is the only film Asian film festival in Finland. If you have always been interested in films like me, you may have noticed that…