COMPAÑÍA KAARI & RONI MARTIN / ANNA KARENINA
Sat 14.9. at 19
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s Anna Karenina is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel. The main focus is on the love triangle between Anna, her husband Karenin, and Count Vronsky. At the same time, the timeless piece serves as a commentary on the modern world.
In Tolstoy’s novel, both Anna and her lover Vronsky seek escape in love. Anna is prepared to take on the world for love, but rather than making her feel alive, love takes life away from her, says dramatist Atro Kahiluoto.
The piece extends this theme, exploring the many things we humans find escape in. The world of Anna Karenina was very much about living on the razor's edge: things were spiralling fast towards the revolution and the First World War. History repeats itself, and the Last Supper we see in the opening scene continues all the way through. The doomsday clock has never been closer to midnight, but people choose escapism and the orchestra continues to play until the very end, says Kaari Martin, choreographer and one of Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s two artistic directors.
WELCOME TO COUNT KARENIN’S BALL!
Why is all this done? She must be borne to her grave, and there will be nothing left of her. And it will be the same with me. Why?
Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin is pleased to invite You to share a meal at Count Karenin’s festive table! A doomsday orchestra plays the last waltz under the gleam of crystal chandeliers. Ice sculptures melt away on trays. A bear dances. Love will not be our saving grace.
Performers: Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Jorma Uotinen, Erno Haukkala, Roni Martin, Sanna Salmenkallio, Eppu Helle, Miguel Kolliander, Jukka Huitila | Choreography: Kaari Martin | Music: Roni Martin | Dramaturgy: Atro Kahiluoto | Direction: Martin-Martin-Kahiluoto | Light design and scenography: Jukka Huitila | Costume design: Erika Turunen | Make up and hair: Kaisu Hölttä | Photography: Janne Mikkilä | Livesound: Eppu Helle | Stagemanager: Miguel Kolliander | Costume production: Johanna Vehmas, Ilkka Salakari and Laura Anttila, Ateljee Hurma | Graphic Design: Marjaana Virta | Production: Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin | Duration: appr. 60 min
The performance is not suitable for small children. Children from 8 to 12 years with adults.
Tickets from the Valve ticket office,
at Cultural Centre Valve, Hallituskatu 7,
p. 08 5584 7575
Open Wed-Sun 12-19