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Earlier Productions

Usually I combine drama and dance and the performance lasts 2 hours. I have nearly always worked in cooperation with a music teacher.

Drama, theatre and dance:

1995 The son of a Wild Donkey (based on literature and oriental dance)
1996 Lizard King (based on Jim Morrison’s life and music)
1997
The adventure of Lemminkäinen (based on Finnish folk poetry; music composed by the students)

1998 A Study of Dictatorship (based on the history and music of Latin America)

Video clip on YouTube

1999 Never giving up (connected with young people’s life and prepared by improvisation)

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2000 Two Springs (connected with the civil war in Finland, 1918; classical music, old jazz and political music)

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2001 Hospital Tango (the life in hospitals from different points of view; music composed by one student + soundtrack CD)
 

2001 Questions (Is the Future on the Tracks? An international Unesco project in Denmark)

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Theater group in Næstvedissä



With group Cameroon in Næstved

2001 Carmen (based on Prosper Mérimée’s short story and themes of Bizet’s music; music composed by the students; co-operation with a special  group of classical players)

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2002 The Alley of Whispers (short films and mini dramas; based on literature and popular music)

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2002 The Night of Lanterns (a variation of the Alley of Whispers; outside in a park with moving audience)

2003 Ilona (a story of a girl who is a stranger in the contemporary urban and busy world. She is rebellious in a silent way. She misses another time of history, life in nature; prepared by improvisation; folk and rock music)

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Video print Kirsi Marja Jaatinen


2004 Far away from the Paradise (a story of three generations; based on memories and family stories from the second world war and improvisation; music of three generations)




Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen



Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen



Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen

2005 Espoo or Columbia? (a study of the economic history in Finland after the II World War)



Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen



Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen

 2006 The Lady from the Sea (Henrik Ibsen’s drama Fruen fra havet including a fairytale ballet; prepared by somatic dance and composed by students)

 

In the photo Liina-Maija Paavilainen ja Niko Väistö




Video print: Kirsi Marja Jaatinen

2007 Move over (a story of young girls and their problems; prepared by somatic dance, improvisation and process drama; Janis Joplin’s music and contemporary music)

2008 Space Junk (a black comedy of different attitudes in life; prepared with process drama; pop music)



Siiriliina Riikonen © 2009



Siiriliina Riikonen © 2009



Siiriliina Riikonen © 2009
 

2009 Charles Darwin (based on Charles Darwin’s life and work and prepared with improvisation and process drama; a chamber orchestra playing Händel)




Poster Siiriliina Riikonen © 2009



Darvinin tyttäret Elisabeth ja Henrietta (Tanja Matilainen ja Ines Kakkonen)
Arttu Kokkonen
© 2009



Charles Darwin (Tibor Tóth)
Arttu Kokkonen © 2009

2009 People in Space and Time (a project of somatic dance with people of different ages - from 5 to 74 - breaking the social borders; improvised music)



Siiriliina Riikonen © 2009



Kirsi Marja Jaatinen © 2009



Kirsi Marja Jaatinen © 2009
 

2010 One Night in May (a story of the conflicts in a farmhouse when the old parents have died; prepared by process drama; music of the time)



Poster: Olli Riikonen © 2010

Articles (Karjalan Heili & Karjalainen 2010) pdf
 

2011 Between different Worlds (stories of outsiders; prepared with process drama; swing and blues rhythms)

 

Video clip on YouTube

 2012 God is not sleeping? (stories of climate change in different cultures in the future; prepared with process drama; partly improvised music from  different cultures)  

 

Poster Arttu Kokkonen © 2011



Arttu Kokkonen © 2011



Arttu Kokkonen © 2011



Arttu Kokkonen © 2011

2012 Soft Steps (a special workshop for tired workers; a combination of bodywork, drama and dance

Interactive theatre:

1998 – 2009 Tens of performances of interactive theatre in restaurants and different seminars (performed to students, prisoners, patients, nurses and social workers to name but a few) and also in a national festival in Finland

2002 Mens sana in corpore sano in Pula, Croatia (a workshop of 40 hours processing the problems in local hospitals)
 

Scientific drama:

(workshops/ performances in Science festival called Scifest in Finland

(www.scifest.fi)

2010 Travelling with Charles Darwin (biodiversity)                                          

2011 A Time Travel to the History of Pharmacy (chemistry)

 

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