b e s t i a l

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, ”Is it good, friend?”
”It is bitter–bitter,” he answered;

”But I like it
”Because it is bitter,
”And because it is my heart.”

(Stephen Crane)


b e s t i a l is a sort of a fable or an urban pastoral that approaches animal as a metaphor for human.

It is a process full of metamorphosis, humanizing and desire to break free from the prisons of our own consciousness.

The creation studies primal instincts and drives, looks for the extremities of tenderness and cruelty and wonders human’s stubborn will to escape it’s own animalis.

What does the silence of the animals bring out in us?

The team:

Direction: Riko Saatsi
Scenography: Petri Tuhkanen and Simona Bieksaite
Sound design: Kristian Ekholm

On stage: Anna Lipponen and Tuomas Kiiliäinen

Production: Jalostamo2 – Anna Lipponen, Jenni Ripatti, Jaakko Lenni-Taattola

PREMIERE: September 10th at 19:00
LOCATION: Helsinki inner city (precise location TBA)

Other shows:

THU 12.9. at 19:00
FRI 13.9. at 19:00
SAT 14.9. at 19:00
SUN 15.9. at 15:00

WED 18.9. at 19:00
THU 19.9. at 19:00
FRI 20.9. at 19:00
SAT 21.9. at 14:00
SAT 21.9. at 19:00
SUN 22.9. at 15:00

WED 25.9. at 19:00
THU 26.9. at 19:00
FRI 27.9. at 19:00
SAT 28.9. at 19:00