suomeksi / in English

• choreography
SIMO HEISKANEN

• set designer
METTI NORDIN

• costume designer
SARI SUOMINEN

• make up
PEKKA HELYNEN

• costume designer
SARI SUOMINEN

• composer
TIMO HIETALA

• dancers
SIMO HEISKANEN, JOUNI MAJANIEMI, KAISA NIEMI, MIKKO PALONIEMI, ELINA PIRINEN ja VERA TEGELMAN

• musicians
SAMI KOSKELA, SARA PULJULA ja RICARDO PADILLA

• duration 70 min.



 

HELINÄ


Helinä is inspired by the Finnish eccentric explorer Helinä Rautavaara. The work is a dance theatrical journey around the world - full of African dance and the pulse of samba.

Through the contradictory personality of Helinä Rautavaara, the work reflects the challenges of the meeting of different cultures in a humorous way. These situations are not always pleasant or unaffected. Helinä is also a story of insecurity, the inconsistency of a varying mind and the creative energy it delivers.

Choreographer Simo Heiskanen says: “Helinä Rautavaara’s curiosity and lack of prejudice is still a current theme in today’s Finland. I was also inspired by Rautavaara’s untouchable style of dressing.”

 

Premiered 19.8.2010 at the Espoo Cultural Centre.

Click here to read more about Helinä Rautavaara's amazing life.

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