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Father Fucker


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Father Fucker


Photo: Viivi Huuska

 

 

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.

 

 

 

FATHER FUCKER

Direction and performance
SARA MELLERI

Text
SARA MELLERI and the working group

Dramaturgy
JOHANNES EKHOLM

Performance and choreography
MARKKU HAUSSILA

Saxophone and composition
LINDA FREDRIKSSON

Sound design and composition
JUSSI ÖSTERMAN

Lighting design
JULIA JÄNTTI

Stage design
CORINNA HELENELUND

Costume design
MINTTU VESALA

Video design and dramaturgical support
JAAKKO PALLASVUO

Supported by
Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Production
Baltic Circle, HYPE

Thanks to
Esitystaiteen Keskus - Performance Center, Kutomo 

 

Photo: Viivi Huuska

Photo: Viivi Huuska

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Plastic Bride


Plastic Bride


 

PLASTIC BRIDE

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.

Photo: Eva-Liisa Orupold

Photo: Eva-Liisa Orupold

PLASTIC BRIDE

Direction and choreography

SARA MELLERI

Choir leader and arrangement of the songs
EMMA SALOKOSKI

Sound designer and backing tracks
MATTI AHOPELTO

Light designer
JULIA JÄNTTI

On stage:
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

 

 
 
 

PLASTIC BRIDE REVIEW:

" 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

Full documentation of the show.
Password: viktoria

 
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Pop Slut


Pop Slut


 

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?

 

Photo: Emilia Raunio

Photo: Miikka Lommi

POP SLUT

Concept of the show and direction
SARA MELLERI

Dramaturg
IIDA HÄMEEN-ANTTILA

Stage-design
AINO KOSKI

Costume- design
HENNA-RIIKKA TASKINEN

Sound-design
JUSSI ÖSTERMAN

Choreography
MARKKU HAUSSILA

Backing tracks
VISA MERTANEN

Make-up design
MARI VAALASRANTA

Light design
JERE KOLEHMAINEN

Musical practice
TUOMAS HAUTALA

Vocal teachers
RIITTA KERÄNEN & TIMO KÄRKKÄINEN

Voguing workshop
ANNELI "Ninja" KANNINEN

Producer
JENNI ASIKAINEN

 

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

Photo: Miikka Lommi

Photo: Miikka Lommi

Photo: Emilia Raunio

 

POP SLUT Review:

"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
 

Full documentation of the show
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