THE SAUNA

See our performance at Edinburgh Festival Fringe during August 2018


FESTIVAL INFO AND TICKETS

Link to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

 

MEDIA

The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐

"celebrates and ritualises a woman’s role in giving life’


Total Theatre : "delightful piece of word-free visual theatre, with an enchanting soundtrack – and it’s so good to see the tradition of mask work embraced by young theatre-makers and put to use in an unusual way."

British Theatre Guide :

 "excellent and beautifully underplayed performances of the three actresses, and the engaging masks."

 

Exeunt Magazine, Edinburgh Fringe Tips

 

DESCRIPTION

The Sauna is a story of an old woman. Her intention to die is distracted by irritating spirit of sauna. This mythical creature, also known as the elf of sauna, evokes the corporal memories of the lady and takes her through the chapters of her womanhood.

The Sauna is a speechless mask and object theatre performance accompanied with live sound effects and original music

In the Finnish tradition, sauna has been a solemn place, scene of cleansing, contemplation, birth and death.

According to Finnish myths, every sauna had its own elf whom you should care for and respect.

 

See The Sauna TRAILER

See the GIF

 

TIMETABLE

Previews: Aug 1,3

Shows: Aug 4-26

Days off: Aug 8, 13, 20

Starting time 17:25

 

VENUE

Summerhall / Tech Cube 0

 

DURATION

50 min

AGE GROUP

8+

LANGUAGE

Speechless

 

DISTRIBUTION

Soile Mäkelä

soile(at)metamorfoosi.com


in association with From Start to Finnish

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram: teatterimetamorfoosi

FaceBook: Teatteri Metamorfoosi

Twitter: TeatteriMetamorfoosi(at)metamorfoosi

 

 

 

CREDITS

Director / Scenario:    Soile Mäkelä

Performers:              Johanna Kultala and Iika Hartikainen

Live sound effects:     Riina Tikkanen

Composer:                  Maija Ruuskanen

Mask making:              Johanna Kultala, Soile Mäkelä and Elina Sarno with Etienne Champion

Puppet construction:   Johanna Kultala and Elina Sarno

Scenography:              Johanna Latvala

Light Design:               Meri Ekola

Light technician / Technical producer:  Anssi Ruotanen

Costumes:                   Emmi Vainio

Acting workshop:         Mario Gonzalez (FRA)

Mask making workshop: Etienne Champion (FRA)

Video and trailer:         Jari Järvi

Photos:                       Soile Mäkelä

Production:                 Teatteri Metamorfoosi and Korjaamo Teatteri

Premier:                     August 27th 2011, Stage- Helsinki Theatre Festival, Korjaamo

 

 

FINNISH MEDIA


“The performance situates itself provocatively in the context of contemporary art world and cracks open the way we look at women. -- Intimate and sensitive. “

 -Maria Säkö / Helsingin Sanomat
 

“Her relationship to her body is drawn with humour and respect. Sauna is a therapeutic theatre experience in a time of perverted self-image.” 

 –Isabella Rothberg/ Hufvudstadsbladet

 

Link to the published reviews (in Finnish and Swedish)

 

 

 

AFTER SHOW SPECIAL:  YOU ARE WELCOME TO ENJOY A REAL FINNISH SAUNA

[*FREE EVENT*]

From Start to Finnish together with Summerhall is proudly presenting the authentic Finnish sauna to the Fringe audience.

Yes, a real, 100% Finnish sauna!  

Come and spend som quality Finnish time with us. 
The sauna is open to all Fringe visitors from Aug 3rd to 24th daily between 19:00 and 21:00 (except for 8th, 13th and 20th).

And don't forget to share this amazing event with your Fringe companions :) 

* Please bring your own swimming/bath suit. 
* We can provide disposable bath towels but for the sake of our environment we encourage you to bring your own bath towl. 
* Due to safety reasons, consumption of alcohol is prohibited before and in the sauna.
* The capacity of the sauna is 5 people.


The sauna is sponsored by SpaDealers (www.spadealersuk.com)
Picture by SpaDealers.