The clown solo of Iika Hartikainen a.k.a. ILMI will be presented at
Red Pearl -women's clown festival of Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth in Helsinki on
Saturday on February 9th at 8.30 PM
More info and tickets
All kinds of deficiency has turned Ilmi into an explorer within the framework of her life.
The fundamental necessities she creates out of thin air will hold as long as her imagination. At least she is trying to get by.
Ilmi & Unattended Duet is an ode for the chance to get connected to that which is absent.
In the end one way or the other -we`re all left alone.
Ilmi was born in 2016 at Giovanni Fusetti`s course `The Red Nose` arranged by Theatre Metamorfoosi. At the same time a group sprung to life that wanted to take their acts one step further.
Working on a solo performance without a director would be impossible without some help. I`m happy to have had important implements from Giovanni Fusetti, Norman Taylor, Marc Gassot and Thom Monckton. Unfortunately these men are not present in my life so I`ve had conversations with them up in my head.
Luckily I also got some support from the group so I didn`t end up just having mad monologues by myself. After every week we presented each other the jewels of our solo work, played Mario Gonzales`s theatre game and improvised. Small steps have formed a pathway to the state of amazement.
Even when one`s dreams don`t meet with reality, a life driven by desire can create hope with the help of art -a lesson I learnt from Ilmi.
Demo of the play Lehman Trilogy at Espoo city theatre on Thu. 18.10 at 19.00
Text Stefano Massini
Finnish translation Elina Suolahti
Director Davide Giovanzana
Cast Jussi Lehtonen, Juha Sääski, Timo Torikka
Music Maija Ruuskanen
Video Joona Petterson
Producer Luc Gérardin
Production: Teatteri metamorfoosi and the National theatre of Finland
With the support from Finnish cultural Foundation
The play, Lehman Trilogy written by the Italian writer Stefano Massini, tells the rise and the downfall of the Lehman Brothers, one of the most important and influential bank in the world, which collapsed suddenly during the 2008 crisis. By following 140 years of history of the bank, starting from the arrival of three jewish brothers that immigrated to america in the middle of the 19th, it shows the progress of capitalism; exploring how the dream of three brothers became a merciless machine crushing everything.
For this Demo, we will present on stage the 6 first chapters of the play and create in the theatre an installation displaying our research on economy.