EMPRESS' NEW CLOTHES

 

The days of the Empress’ are filled with all kinds of nonsense. Clothes are changed constantly and the party of consumption is endless. Despite of all the lovely things around her the Empress seems to be unsatisfied. Could the two fashion designers of a top brand offer her a relief in her unsatisfaction?

A timeless classic story is updated to our time. The performance reflects our individual and media centered consumption culture where a constant to be seen is like a lifeline. 

Empress’ new clothes is filled with movement and kittenish music. The dance theatre piece expands into a versatile performance experience by the environmental education themed photo exhibition of the gallery space.

 

Choreography and consept Marjaterttu Willman

Music Katalena, Sväng, Emir Kusturica, Jon Sarta, The O'Neill Brothers, Magnifico&Turbolenza, Skatalites, Propellerheads

Light design Ainu Palmu
Sound design Petri Peltovako

Costume design Aapo Siikala

Set design Marjaterttu Willman, Aapo Siikala

Dancers Jonna Aaltonen, Heidi Tiainen, Heidi Lehtoranta, Jenna Broas and Emmi Pennanen
Photo Mirka Kleemola, Imagenary

Empress' new clothes is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsingin city and Teaterstiftelsen Vivicas Vänner.

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