The Divine Lie - Jumalaton Valhe
Inspired by Anna Kortelainen's book Restless Woman - The Cultural History of Hysteria and its descriptions of hypnosis shows and the phenomena around the hysteria patients in the Late 19th Century.
Directed by Pirjo Yli-Maunula and created in collaboration with the entire working group, the work moves at the interfaces of different art fields. The multidisciplinary team consists of artists from clowning, dance, corporeal mime, music and visual arts.
The audience is taken to the interface of absurd scenes from the everyday life of the sanatorium, and the repetitive days of alike. The movingly heroic and tenacious characters, their dreams, hopes, resentments, and efforts of power, become shameless and sensual, perhaps redefining beauty as well.
Performed by: Kauri Honkakoski/Kaisa Niemi, Ona Kamu, Jenni Kallo, Tuovi Rantanen, Hanna Terävä
Director: Pirjo Yli-Maunula
Light design: Sofia Palillo
Music: Ona Kamu
Sound design: Hanna Rajakangas
Costume and set design: Heidi Kesti
Photos: Janne-Pekka Manninen
Production: Kallo Collective
Supporters: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Niilo Helander Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre, MES, Oulu Valistustalorahasto, Kone Foundation
In co-operation with Flow circus, Cirko - Center for new circus
Demo in Performing Hel, 3.9.2021, Espoo Cultural Center
Premiere: 17.11.2021 Helsinki, Cirko
Other dates: 18.-21.11.2021