FATHER FUCKER is a piece by Sara Melleri and the HYPE collective (formed in 2016), combining music, visual arts, theatre and stage poetry. It tells the story of two teenage girls, who cope with the emerging passing of their father by escaping to imaginary worlds of play where the lead characters are top models Liv and Claudia Versace. The events are staged inside the dying body of the girls’ father. The performance is based on the fictional magazines Sara Melleri wrote in her youth.
In collaboration with Cirko - Center for New Cirkus.
Direction and performance
SARA MELLERI and the working group
Performance and choreography
Saxophone and composition
Sound design and composition
Video design and dramaturgical support
Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Baltic Circle, HYPE
Esitystaiteen Keskus - Performance Center, Kutomo
PLASTIC BRIDE is an alternative cabarèt and a cosmic wedding ball where anything can happen. You will witness super-singers Emma Salokoski and Heidi Kirves dancing on tables with the unbelievable choir. Welcome to the universe of love and have some cake. Every night comes with a new surprise guest that represents emancipation and a new ideal of love for us. You can even get married to yourself, if you will! Welcome to the tunnel of stars. Everybody's free!
The performance was supported by
Svenska Kulturfonden, Kone Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation
and the Kari Mattila Säätiö.
Direction and choreography
Choir leader and arrangement of the songs
Sound designer and backing tracks
Heidi Kirves, Emma Salokoski and Emma Salokoski Voices- choir
+ special guests Asta Honkamaa, Makla Krès Laine as Yoko Ou Nou Gato and
newlyweds Noora Halme and Kaisa Laaksonen
Bakery sponsor: Frangipani Bakery
" When you enter the room, you are greeted by a new age choir in 1960's hippie-psychedelia. The angels throw rice on the audience. The overall experience is like being at a wedding of an LSD- tripping amazonian-cult. "
- "One night in the theatre"- blog
POP SLUT is a club and it's a pop spectacle starring Octavia, Madonna, Beyoncè, Rihanna and Britney.
POP SLUT is an alternative cabarét filled with wild dancing and musical numbers. The performance also explores gender and sexual identity. The show proposes a question, is this about sexual freedom or exploitation?
Concept of the show and direction
RIITTA KERÄNEN & TIMO KÄRKKÄINEN
ANNELI "Ninja" KANNINEN
The show is produced together with
Koko Teatteri and with the support of Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto,
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Uudemaan kulttuurirahasto, Helsingin Kulttuurikeskus
"The show works when there's a feel of genius slutwalk 4th wave feminism. When actor Iina Kuustonen, playing Britney Spears, asks the audience to leave her alone, and when actor Annika Poijärvi mansplains with a sausage between her legs, that's when POP SLUT becomes political."
- Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat, 25.11.2013