Espoo City Theatre’s digital platform, EspoonTeatteriPlus, continues its international performing arts programming. Autumn season 2022 features top international talent with digital star turns by Amit Lahav, Hofesh Shechter, and Angélica Liddell. Each performance is available for viewing for a calendar month. Performances are subtitled both in Finnish and in English.
Gecko Theatre: Institute 1.–30.9.2022
Critically acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko’s debut feature film, Institute, is an intimate, funny, and moving exploration of what it means to care. With a reputation for generating intoxicating worlds, uniquely beautiful scenes and breath-taking choreography, this new film – based on Gecko’s internationally acclaimed theatre production – is a visually captivating and poetic dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.
Gecko is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Amit Lahav. Founded in 2001, Gecko is one of the UK’s leading companies creating exciting and innovative new performance that thrills audiences all around the world.
Hofesh Shechter Company: Political Mother: The Final Cut 1.–31.10.2022
Hofesh Shechter’s iconic stage work explodes onto the screen as UNPLUGGED, an unapologetic and exhilarating new short film. Directed, choreographed, composed, and filmed by Shechter, POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut gets under the skin of the original, bringing a fresh, new dance energy to the screen, set against a backdrop of Shay Hamias’ animations and Shechter’s cinematic score.
Hofesh Shechter Company is a boundary-breaking dance company founded in 2008, with internationally diverse dancers at its core. Based in the UK, but playing on major stages throughout the world, the company’s work celebrates and inspires the freedom of the human spirit.
Atra Bilis Teatro: The Scarlet Letter 1.–30.11.2022
The 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, which forms the basis for the theatre production of the same name by Angélica Liddell, is one of the best-known and most-read works of American literature. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne sets the story in the puritanical Boston of the 17th century, where a young woman is on trial for adultery. After not having seen her husband in years, she has a baby from a secret affair. According to the Bible, she has committed a sin and disgraced her community. The Scarlett Letter examines public shaming.
Angélica Liddell is a theatre-maker, writer, and performer from Spain. She founded her company, Atra Bilis Teatro, or ‘black bile theater’, in Madrid in 1993. The body and religious symbolism feature prominently in Liddell’s works for the stage. Her work is as extreme and controversial as it is poetic.
Tickets and further information
The performances are brought to you in collaboration with Keikalla.fi. Tickets are available at Lippu.fi. Tickets cost 8 € (inc. all fees). The performance may be viewed for 48 hours after access code has been activated.
Join the conversation!
EspoonTeatteriPlus Club invites viewers to join Teams events to discuss the performances and viewing experiences. The Club will meet to discuss each work once. Before the meeting, participants will watch the performance independently. Theatre curator Julia Pajunen hosts and moderates the online meetings. The discussion is in Finnish.
Pre-register no later than 24 hours before the meeting to join the conversation. Participant numbers are limited to 12 per meeting. To register and for further information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu Sep 29 at 6pm–7pm Institute
Thu Oct 27 at 6pm–7pm Political Mother: The Final Cut
Thu Nov 24 at 6pm–7pm The Scarlet Letter