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Sivuun Ensemble: Silentopia

  • Date

    14.4-15.4.2023

  • Duration

    1 h 50 min, includes an intermission.

  • Venue

    Erkko Hall

  • Tickets

    39 / 21 €

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  • Schedule

    14.4.2023 at 19:00


    15.4.2023 at 16:00

  • Duration 1h 50 min., includes an intermission.

Silentopia
– When the birds fell silent

Silentopia is an interdisciplinary event straddling arts and sciences. It offers a compassionate space within which to examine feelings aroused both by the ecocrisis and our complicity in it.

Dance theatre Sivuun Ensemble invites the audience to Erkko Hall where a ritualistic performance transports us towards transformation. Choreographer Ninni Perko’s furious, delicate and sacred initiation rite visualises new worlds and possibilities by building bridges towards a brighter future.

The whole working group - musicians, dancers, sound designer and scientists - all participate in the performance which takes place in a chapel of nature. The Earth’s supreme communal residents, ants, provide an alternative perspective.

Silentopia premiered on April 14, 2022 at Espoo City Theatre as part of the April Jazz festival. It received rave reviews in all of the major Finnish newspapers and was loved by its audience.

Sivuun Ensemble: https://www.sivuun.net/

Note: The Erkko hall stand is steep and there is no lift to the upper section. Only the first row seats are fully accessible. For people with reduced mobility, we recommend buying a seat in the first row.

Overwhelming beauty

— Topi Vainikainen, Teatteri & Tanssi + Sirkus magazine

The performance made my feelings move from anxiety and fear to peace and hopefulness

— Saara Moisio, Kulttuurilehti Mustekala

WORKING GROUP

DIRECTION AND DRAMATURGY; CHOREOGRAPHY TOGETHER WITH THE PERFORMERS

Ninni Perko

ON STAGE

Katri Soini, Jukka Tarvainen, Kaisa Niemi, Tiia Hämäläinen

Dancers

Anni Elif Egecioglu, Jarmo Saari, Pauli Lyytinen

Music

Unni Pulliainen, Jaakko Kaartinen

Scientists

DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT

Anna Krogerus

SOUND DESIGN

Paavo Malmberg

VISUALISATION

Alisha Davidow

LIGHTING DESIGN

Ainu Palmu

SCIENTISTS

Panu Pihkala, Unni Pulliainen, Jaakko Kaartinen, Marja Mesimäki

PRODUCER

Inari Pesonen

PRODUCTION

Sivuun Ensemble ry

SUPPORTED BY

Uudet klassikot - Nya klassiker Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki

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