Yöväenteatteri / Nightshift theatre

  • Performance 'Yöväenteatteri: Passi' by Sandrina Lindgren and Ishmael Falke (Livsmedlet theatre). Part of 'The Russian Bar: Why Relocate' June program initiated and curated by Tok Curators (June 2018) Photo: Sonja Hyytiäinen
    1/1 | Performance 'Yöväenteatteri: Passi' by Sandrina Lindgren and Ishmael Falke (Livsmedlet theatre). Part of 'The Russian Bar: Why Relocate' June program initiated and curated by Tok Curators (June 2018) Photo: Sonja Hyytiäinen
Helsinki city center / private apartment
09.06.2018 - 18:30
Yöväenteatteri / Nightshift theatre
June 9 and 10, different locations, Helsinki

On Saturday, June 9 the performance are held at  18:30, 19:00, 19:30 & 20:00 in a private home, directions will be sent upon registration
On Sunday, June 10 
the performances are held at 14:30, 15:00, 15:30 & 16:00.  The meeting point is in the corner of Fredrikinkatu and Eteläinen Rautatiekatu (in front of Elixia and Makuuni)
Free entry, obligatory registration in advance
To register cick here 

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Yöväenteatteri / Nightshift theatre is a series of miniature performances that directs our perspective towards unnoticed destinies and stories inside urban landscapes. By playing with scale and with the contrasts between micro and macro, the shows reflect on experiences of immigration, detachment and the challenge of adaptation. The performances are based on interviews of recent Russian emigrants who moved to Finland due to recent changes in their country. With the help of miniature figurines each scene dramatically transforms familiar and unglamorous spaces into vast stage-sets. Interactive format of the performance that can be viewed by no more than 10 people at a time makes it very intimate and relatable to all audiences, whether they've experienced migration or not.

In Helsinki the show will be performed for a small group of audience at a time in a location that will be announced later.

The performance is presented by Livsmedlet theater. LIVSMEDLET is the name of the close collaboration between Israeli puppeteer, director and actor Ishmael Falke and the Swedish dance artist, theatre maker and performer Sandrina Lindgren. The duo is based in Turku, Finland. They tour internationally and have performed at theaters and festivals in countries like Czech republic, Spain, Estonia, Norway, Holland, England, Russia and France. Livsmedlet was established in 2011 with the ambition to create relevant and innovative visual theater works that focus on image before words, and that challenge audience’s perspective of their surroundings and everyday life. Their works are derived from a mix of dance, physical theater, contemporary puppetry and object theater combined with surprising and sometimes unconventional choices of storytelling techniques, format and material. Livsmedlet also engages in community art and offers workshops on physical theatre, puppetry and their own urban storytelling technique "urban animation". 

Ishmael Falke is a puppeteer and a theatre director living in Turku. Working professionaly since 2005 he has staged works in various locations from city theatres to trash cans, from Finland to Palestine and Brasil, collaborating with artists from different disciplines, receiving bad critics as well as prizes and awards. Falke has also published theatre plays and instructing literature and works as a teacher for contemporary puppetry.
Sandrina Lindgren is born in Stockholm and based in Turku since 2014. She is a dance artist and a theatre maker who is amongst other things performing, teaching, creating, producing and touring. She is active in a variety of different spaces and genres of art such as dance, visual theatre, socially engaged art and site specific art. In the core of her work lies a curiosity for the role of the body in current society and a obsession with playfulness. Sandrina holds a BA as a modern dancer from Amsterdamse Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten and has also studied theatre with Clipa Theatre in Tel Aviv and choreography at SNDO - School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam.
URB is an annual urban art and culture festival that presents the influence of ever-changing urban and youth culture on different forms of contemporary art. The festival is produced by Kiasma Theatre. URB makes space for incompleteness, enables experiment and connects communities, artists and actors. The festival events spread out from the museum and the black box to various urban spaces, asking to whom and on what terms urban art can exist. This year it in held for the 18th time.