Two artists imagine six possible directions for life. Coloured by ideologies and lifestyles, those directions fluctuate across wondering and repetition, coincidence and choice, fiction and real.
Life as we know it emerges from continuous change, possible futures and the surprises of life. The ability to create new also requires an ability to grow and renew through life. How to recognise change, let alone affect it?
Maija Hirvanen and Juha Valkeapää are internationally established performance makers. Life as we know it – their first collaborative work – is made of recycled narratives, physical situations, humour and friction.
Performance is a part of Baltic Circle festival.
Physical Expression and Dramaturgy, Text, Performance Maija Hirvanen ja Juha Valkeapää
Lighting Design Jenni Pystynen
Sound Design Ville Kabrell
Artistic Discussion Partner Barbara van Lindt
Photo Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
Co-production Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Baltic Circle festival, Maija Hirvanen, Juha Valkeapään Ääni and Espoo City Theare
Supported by Koneen Säätiö Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TINFO – Theatre Info Finland / international program MOTI, funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation
Residencies Santarcangelo Festival / Italy, BUDA / Kortrijk, Homo Novus Festival / Riga, De Platoo / Bryssel
Duration 1h 30 min, no intermission
Performed in English, Finnish surtitles in mobile app