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Reetta Honkakoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish  •  Played at Edinburg Fringe Festival 2019 • Jul 31 – Aug 25 • Summerhall Old Lab • AVAILABLE FOR TOURING

One teacher. Five students. Five desks. A powerfully compelling show about dogma.

Director Reetta Honkakoski mines her personal lived experience of a cult in this meticulous ensemble piece about the seductive power of discipline, hierarchy, mind control and the search for an ultimate Truth.

Praised by audiences and critics alike for their mastery of physical expression, the Finnish company exposes the universal mechanics of power in political and spiritual cults. Expect sharp, strong and poignant ensemble work.

WINNER OF THE SCOTSMAN’S FRINGE FIRST 2019 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

WINNER OF SUMMERHALL LUSTRUM AWARD 2019 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

‘BRILLIANT PIECE OF WORDLESS STORYTELLING.’⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(The List, UK)

‘CONSISTENTLY IMPRESSIVE.’⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(The Wee Review, UK)

‘VIBRATES WITH MEANING AND EMOTION.’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(The Scotsman, UK)

‘A MASTERCLASS IN PRECISION ENSEMBLE MOVEMENT.’⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(Broadway Baby, UK)

‘POWERFUL AND HYPNOTISING THROUGHOUT.’⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(The Voice Magazine, UK)

‘A TRIUMPH FOR MOVEMENT BASED THEATRE’⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(The Fest, UK)

‘UNSTOPPABLE AND DYNAMIC, WITH A MISCHIEVOUS WINK.’ (Voima, Finland)

DEEP ASSOCIATIONS IN A REALM OF PRECISE EXPRESSION.’ (Theatre Info Finland)

WORTHY OF HIGH PRAISE.’ (Huvudstadsbladet, Finland)

NARRATIVE, TIMELESS AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY PRECISE.’ (Mimesis & Mumina, Finland)

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TOURPACK FOR PROMOTERS

LANGUAGE: wordless / LENGTH: 60min / PREMIER: Helsinki, 2017 (KokoTeatteri)

TEAM ON TOUR: 8 pers (6 performers, performance technician, tour manager)
CARGO / SET: 6 desks / pack onto two EUR pallets
VENUE: medium scale, small scale / STAGE: approx. 10m x 10m

TECH RIDER: here  /  PRESS PHOTOS and COMPLETE VIDEO:  on request

SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE

REVIEWS

ARTISTIC TEAM: Director: Reetta Honkakoski / On stage: Karina Degaspari (Br) / Julia Johansson (Fi), Josefin Karlsson (Se), Sonja Järvisalo (Fi) / Charlott Lihnell (Se), Liv Nordgren (Se), Freia Stenbäck (Fi), Reetta Honkakoski (Fi) / Lighting Design: Saija Nojonen / Sound Design: Tuuli Kyttälä / Videos: Jonathan Rankle / Photos: Noomi Ljungdell

Supported by: From Start to Finnish, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, City of Helsinki, Wihuri Foundation

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