The performance combines music, dance and physical theatre in the form of traditional, composed and improvised sound and movement. The base for the performance is the tradition of lamentation in Karelia and Middle East.
Emmi Kuittinen – vocals, stories, accordion Marouf Majidi – vocals, stories, tanbour, tar Amanda Kauranne – vocals, percussion Esko Grundström – double bass, fiddle, kantele, sound design Suvi Tuominen – dance, choreography Johannes Purovaara – dance, choreography Ina Niemelä – lighting design
Performers – Marjo Selin, Sanna Kaisa Sundström and Ina Niemelä Dramatisation – Outi-Maria Takkinen Director – Sami Nieminen Choreographer – Marjo Selin Composer and sound designer – Sanna-Kaisa Sundström Set designers – Ina Niemelä and Camilla Pentti Sewing and building – Oona Niemelä Audience work – Kiti Hakkola and Outi-Maria Takkinen Production –Vattumadon talo ry/ Outi-Maria Takkinen and Ina Niemelä, Rasa Collective/ Marjo Selin
The production has been supported by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Central Arts Council of Finland and the Wihuri Foundation.
The frog, the dragonfly and the caterpillar live in the vegetable garden. There is light, there are clouds, there is water – and then there’s winter. This production invites children and adults into the vegetable garden as well, so they can play and make music.
The inspiration for this performance is the poetry book All is well in the garden, written by Jukka Itkonen and illustrated by Camilla Pentti (publisher Lasten Keskus, 2014). The play is aimed at preschool-aged children. Join us and celebrate speed and commotion, the power of being little and the miracle of growing!
Photos – Matti Kurkela, Illustrations – Camilla Pentti