Espoo City Theatre presents a multifaceted overview of Finnish performing arts in the coming autumn season.
A new contemporary circus performance from Race Horse Company
The visiting performance season starts with a world premiere. On September 10-12, Race Horse Company’s virtuoso trampolinist Rauli Dahlberg brings his ambitious new solo performance O’ DD on stage in Espoo. Race Horse Company, the leading contemporary circus ensemble in Finland, is renowned for its rough-and-ready style that is equal parts physical, uncompromising, and technically sophisticated.
A monologue on motherhood
On September 23-24, the Louhisali stage features actor Hanna Vahtikari and musician Marzi Nyman. Kuin raivo äiti (Raging Mother) is Vahtikari’s monologue about motherhood that hurls the entire concept into a new decade. Composer and musical maestro Marzi Nyman provides a live soundtrack. A human mother steps into the ring, giving it her all!
The opening performance of Baltic Circle Festival
As autumnal dusk draws near, Espoo City Theatre joins forces with the international Baltic Circle Festival. On November 20-21, pioneering performing artists Maija Hirvanen and Juha Valkeapää present their first joint project, Life as we know it, on stage. In this intriguing work, the artists imagine six possible directions for a life and use recycled tales, physical happenstance, humour, and friction as their material.
A family drama from Kajaani City Theatre
The autumn season’s domestic visits culminate on December 3-5, when Kajaani City Theatre brings Hylje (Seal) to Espoo. A timely play by a new generation of theatrical talent, Hylje is a story about a nuclear family living by the sea. The family have shut their eyes and locked their door from the surrounding world. Everything keeps circling back to the seashore, and to a collective trauma the family suffered there.
All performances are in Louhisali at the Espoo Cultural Centre. English surtitles / mobile subtitles are available for all Finnish language performances. Tickets are available now!