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.
‘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)
‘IT IS PRECISELY THIS KIND OF THEATRE THAT I HAVE LONGED FOR: NARRATIVE, TIMELESS AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY PRECISE. REACHING BEYOND TRENDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT IS TO BE HUMAN.’ (Mimesis & Mumina, Finland)
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PREMIER: Helsinki, 2017 (KokoTeatteri)
TEAM ON TOUR: 8 pers (6 performers, performance technician, tour manager)
SET: 6 desks
STAGE: approx. 10m x 10m
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: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, City of Helsinki, Wihuri Foundation