Zodiak Stagen yhteisilta: Tanssiteos klo 14 & Cheap

Artikkelin on kirjoittanut Anna Olkinuora Englanninkielinen artikkeli Zodiak Stagella nähtiin 14.3 kahden näytöksen kantaesitykset. Kumpikin esitys tuntui kyseenalaistavan mitä tanssi on taiteenmuotona ja palkkatyönä. Kummatkin esitykset olivat  hetkittäin oivaltavia, ajatuksia herättäviä ja nokkelia, mutta myös hiukan naiiveja ja liian alleviivaavia. Tanssiesitys klo 14 Tanssiesitys klo 14 on Anna Kuparin ja Outi Markkulan vuonna 2015 alkanut…






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…






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…