b e s t i a r i o

”No one has seen my eyes – or those who have seen them are dead. If I were to open my eyelids – blood red and swollen – you would die instantly”

b e s t i a r i o is a stage work that approaches bestiaries – medieval collections of weird animals, monsters and unexplainable freaks of nature. On the scene it creates its own bodily and spatial bestiary. The team has built a barber shop –  allowing all sorts of transformations – in an old retail space in the Helsinki city centre. The work studies monstrosity and the fear of the unknown. b e s t i a r i o also plays with the idea of how other species might write their own bestiaries of us humans.

Tickets: https://www.lippu.fi/Lippuja.html?doc=artistPages/tickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=2535395

Directing and dramaturgy 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

Duration 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval.
PREMIERE: 10 September 2019 at 19
LOCATION: Unioninkatu 27, 00130 Helsinki

“Wickedly fascinating”
Helsingin Sanomat review 11.9.2019 (by Maria Säkö)