Diiva and The Mechanical Heart

PREMIERE

16.2.2012 Cirko, Suvilahti, Helsinki

 

DESCRIPTION

The one-woman performance by Tanja Eloranta blends dance and mask-acting to portray three divas.  Each has a strategy to cope with the fragile and haphazard nature of life.  This impressionist piece uncannily confronts the mystery of death, facing it and dancing with it.

 
Tanja Eloranta's heart stopped beating when she was 36 years old.  A pacemaker has preserved her life

WORKING GROUP

Director: Davide Giovanzana

Dramaturg: Asta Honkamaa

Performer : Tanja Eloranta

Set designer: Pilar Andeyro

Costume: Aliisa Hautaviita

Masks: Davide Giovanzana, Toni Lehtola,
Laura Mäkelä

Masks workshop: Etienne Champion (Ranska)

Acting workshop: Mario Gonzalez (Ranska)

Sound designer: Johanna Storm

Light deisgner/ Videographer: Markus Alanen, Jari Järvi

Producer: Jenny Nordlund, Riina Tikkanen