THEATRE PRODUCTIONS


 

GNOMOS (2018)

“For the sake of nature and true companionship.”

Gnomos is a tango theatre performance with live music for whole family. It tells about nature’s importance, mischievous selfishness and true companionship. The characters of the show are two Finnish forest gnomes Villiina&Vihmo, and their accordionist friend Sammale.

Idea, manuscript, choreography, dance: Marjo Kiukaanniemi & Timo Hakkarainen
Director, dramaturge: Gonzalo Orihuela (AR)
Sound design, live music: Harri Kuusijärvi
Light design, ventilators: Kauri Klemelä
Duration: 45 minutes

 
 
 
 

Photos: Jari Forstadius Photography


 

ULTIMO (2017)

“How would you take your last steps?”

Ultimo is a strong tango theatre performance with live music. The piece describes the last moments, movements and feelings of  a man who is already accompanied by the death and his assistant. 

Idea, manuscript, choreography, dance: Marjo Kiukaanniemi & Timo Hakkarainen
Assistant director: Gonzalo Orihuela (AR)
Sound design, live music: Harri Kuusijärvi
Light design: Kauri Klemelä
Duration: 45 minutes

 
 
 
 

Photos: Jari Forstadius Photography

 

 

TANGO IMPULSO (2016)

“Improvised music, dance and the story.”

Tango Impulso is a fully improvised Argentine tango performance where the live music and the movement are both created in the moment. 

Idea: Marko Puro
Live music: Marko Puro - piano & vocal, Tapani Heikinheimo - cello
Dance: Marjo Kiukaanniemi & Timo Hakkarainen
Duration: 20 -45 minutes

 
 
 
 

Photos: Milka Pajukallio


 

CHESS PIECE (2014)

“Opposites need each other to exist.”

Chess Piece is a very physical tango theatre performance about partnership of opponents. This duet drills into playing thematics, strategies and rules with cunning and mischievous touch, but also by brute strenght if needed. The characters on the board are brought to life by means of physical theatre. The movement vocabulary is a mixture of argentine tango and partnering techniques of contemporary dance.

Idea, manuscript, choreography, dance: Marjo Kiukaanniemi & Timo Hakkarainen
Music: Johanna Juhola & Hannu Oskala
Light design: Jere Kolehmainen
Duration: 35 minutes

 
 
 
 

Photos: Paola Evelina

 

 

TROLL TANGO (2013)

“Anyone of us can be a foreigner.”

Troll tango is a colourful, wordless tango adventure for the whole family. It is a story about a friendship between a human boy and a troll girl, which is carried on by means of argentine tango, physical theatre and live music.
Troll tango encourages it's audiences to accept indifferences and experience the power of dancing together.

Idea, manuscript, choreography, realization: Marjo Kiukaanniemi & Timo Hakkarainen
Dance: Kiukaanniemi, Hakkarainen, ensemble
Live music: ensemble
Light design: Severi Haapala
Duration: 45 minutes

 
 
 
 

Photos: Teemu Hakkarainen, Veronica Goldsmith