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…






FEMF 2016: creative movement workshop/ FEMF 2016: workshop di movimento creativo

Ninety minutes of creative movement with Anna Olkinuora “FemF is an annual Feminist forum, which offers a full day of discussions, workshops, lectures, art, theatre, music, and performances….FemF is multilingual and completely free of charge for all participants. The aim of FemF is to provide a safer space for feminist encounters. FemF is organized by…