One of the biggest projects in my life so far completed. I am based in Rovaniemi for good. Feel free to contact me if in a need for the light.
Choreography Jyrki Karttunen
Dance Jyrki Karttunen, Jyrki Kasper, Heidi Naakka, Mikko Paloniemi, Johannes Purovaara
Lighting & Set design Jukka Huitila
Costume design Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound design Aleksi Saura
Production Helsinki Dance Company
Photos Marko Mäkinen
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Quebec author Jennifer Tremblay´s award-winning and internationally successful play the list opens in 14th of September, directed by Irene Aho and performed by Pirjo Määttä. A woman whose perfectionism is reflected in her carefully organised to-do lists, is bereft at the unexpected death of her neighbour. The List is a gently humorous and perceptive study of how the mundane and the meaningful are inextricably linked.
Set design and lighting: Jukka Huitila
Costume design: Auli Turtiainen
Photos: Tuomo Manninen
THE SECRET GARDEN is created by dancers Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Milla Virtanen and Maria Littow, acrobats Ilona Jäntti and Milla Järvinen, sound designer Anssi Laiho, assistant Nikke Launonen, light designer Jukka Huitila and wardrobe designer Heidi Kesti. Set design by the team in co-operation with students and teacher, master florist Pasi Kivilompolo from the OSAO Kempele-Liminka Unit. Photography, texts by Janne-Pekka Manninen.
THE SECRET GARDEN is something you should experience, not explain.
"First it is the insects that disappear. Then birds run out of things to eat. THE SECRET GARDEN is the depiction of a future we are making for ourselves right now."
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I met Pekka Kuusisto in Tavastia club Helsinki for the first time. I think it might had been around 2004. I was collaborating visuals with Vesa Ellilä for Rinneradio. Pekka came as a guest for the show and he had a place for strong atmospheric violin solo in the middle of the concert. I had first generation camera phone in my pocket and when he arrived, last minute off course, I took a photo of his face. Vesa had designed white sphere light set up that covered the stage from left to right. I used Photoshop and created masks for the balls and when the solo came I made Pekka´s face travelling around those balls. It was fun, weird but fun.
We are creating series of three concerts in Wigmore Hall London now. We had a work in progress concert opening day of the Our Festival in Järvenpää. First concert is titled Syöpä (cancer) and the premiere will be in London 13.9.
Pekka is playing and Suvi Savola speaking briefly about cancer studies along the concert. Maija Tammi´s stunning videos and Perttu Haapanen as a composer for the concert finale In Vitro. My role travels between curator, director and lighting designer.
Mute travels in time and space. Extremely hot performance since the venue temperature in Pyhäjärvi Full Moon was + 30. Titta Court was performing the 40 min piece wearing a fur coat, imagine that. This piece will be in Helsinki spring 2019. Don't miss it!
Licking things (2016) is a ride through emotions. This performance is about licking life, you taste something. The piece keeps going, unstoppable. Such a reward working with Sari, Katri, Tumppi, Mikko and Karoliina. Next show in Kittilä maybe or maybe not ;) Definitely not buryed yet.
Choreography Carl Knif
Dance Jonna Aaltonen, Terhi Vaimala, Eero Vesterinen, Riku Lehtopolku, Annika Hyvärinen, Satu Halttunen,
Pekka Louhio, Tom Rejström & Misa Lommi
Scenography Jukka Huitila
Sound design Janne Hast
Costume design Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Production Ona Sandberg
Co-production Carl Knif Company & Dance Theatre Raatikko
Premiere 2018, Kuopio Dance Festival
Press photos by Yoshi Omori
Helsinki 6.-8.6.,Tampere 8.8., Oulu 15.9., Jyväskylä 29.9.
It´s Eastern and we are performing last shows for Anna Karenina in Suvilahti, Helsinki.Great reviews in the media and on top lots of loving feedback from the audience. Five shows remaining and we´ve been fully booked so far. Magnificent company musicians lead by Roni Martin and flamenco stars Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro are putting their hearts in to this triangle drama. Kaari Martin and Atro Kahiluoto are butlers in the show like me but responsible of directing the brave vision of the performance. In the middle of the collapsing tables and melting ice decorations Jorma Uotinen is a vivid artists, twisting his role in Anna Karenina into a russian bear. Its a privilege to get to perform with him. Photo of Jorma by Minna Hatinen.
Another bear I met this week was hanging on the wall of the Finnish National Theatre. I made a venue check for the upcoming project with a drama director Irene Aho. I will do the scenography for Jennifer Tremblay´s play The List. This will be my third collaboration with Irene. The play itself is a powerful monolog..
At Once, in Helsinki is the latest work by Carl Knif Company, and it will be premiered in Kuopio Dance Festival 14.6.2018. I look forward to this project since we have lots of great dancers on the stage. This will be a big production in the free field of the contemporary dance in Finland.
Photo: Yoshi Omori
WELCOME TO COUNT KARENIN’S BALL!
Why is all this done? We will all be put to our graves, and there will be nothing left of us. And it will be the same with me. Why?
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin is pleased to invite You to share a dinner at Count Karenin’s festive table! A doomsday orchestra plays the last waltz under the gleam of crystal chandeliers. Ice sculptures melt away on trays. A bear dances. Love will not be our saving grace.
Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Jorma Uotinen, Erno Haukkala, Roni Martin, Sanna Salmenkallio, Eppu Helle, Miguel Kolliander, Jukka Huitila
Choreography: Kaari Martin together whit dancers
Music: Roni Martin
Dramaturgy: Atro Kahiluoto
Light design and scenography: Jukka Huitila
Costume design: Erika Turunen
Make up and hair: Kaisu Hölttä
Photography: Janne Mikkilä
Livesound: Eppu Helle
Stagemanager: Miguel Kolliander
Costume production: Johanna Vehmas ja Ilkka Salakari, Atelje Hurma
Production: Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin
Tickets: Helsinki / Cirko, Suvilahti 22.3–2.4.2018. Tickets: 25-39 €, ticketmaster.fi