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HS. dance theatre performance


The Helsinki-based dance theatre troupe ISIS will perform the premiere of its new HS. dance theatre performance in the Ateneum Hall. The performance describes the story of a sensitive yet determined girl who grows up to become a passionate artist.

The performance is based on Helene Schjerfbeck's paintings and the periods of the artist's life behind them. HS. combines elements of music, theatre, dance, the visual arts, speech and documentary material from the artist's correspondence. The performance is written and directed by Liisa Isotalo with choreography and dance by Leena Gustavson, Riikka Siirala and Jyrki Haapala. The production team is international.

The script for the HS. dance theatre performance combines the Finnish, Swedish, German and English languages. The performance is suitable equally for those who are familiar with Schjerfbeck and her art and those who are new acquaintances. Following the performances at Ateneum, the dance theatre performance will tour Stockholm, Lund and Gothenburg in Sweden.

Premiere: Thursday 20 September 2012 at 18
Other performances:
Friday 21 September at 18
Saturday 22 September at 15 (FULLY BOOKED)
Wednesday 26 September at 10.30 (FULLY BOOKED) and 18
Thursday 27 September at 10.30
Sunday 30 September at 15 (FULLY BOOKED)
Tuesday 2 October at 18 (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 3 October at 18

Tickets: 20/16 € (under 18s: 10 €).
Group tickets for 10.30am performances 8 €/person (min 10 persons), teacher accompanying a group 3 €.

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Age recommendation: Ages 6 and above

Ticket holders are entitled to view the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition on the same day as the performance.

HS. production team:
Written and directed by Liisa Isotalo
Choreography and dance by Leena Gustavson, Riikka Siirala and Jyrki Haapala
Stage design by Marta Cicionesi
Costume design by Chiara Pellizzer
Music by Hartmut von Lieres
Video and image design by Egle Eigirdaite
Lighting design by Ilkka Häikiö
Sound design by Sinikka Isoniemi
Producers Outi Salo and Noora Nenonen
Production by Ateneum Art Museum and ISIS teatteri ry. with Teater Sagohuset, Lund, Sweden

Further information: www.isisteatteri.fi