Aura of Puppets & Turun Kaupunginteatteri: NÄLKÄ (FI)

Pulsatile veins! Compelling power relations!

Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other vampire tales from the 19th Century become alive in Lee Lahikainen’s renewal of the classic.

The performance gives voices for count vampire’s ex-mistresses that will tell the stories of Jonathan, Lucy and Mina. What kind of consequences does gory lust entail? Does Dracula’s memory prevail even when impaled to death? The performance is a beautiful but grotesque tragic comedy on characters that struggle with their traumas, neuroses – and eating babies.

Nälkä combines exceptional teqhniques: historical paper puppets and experimental contemporary puppetry.  It’s strongly visual, timeless and current story on exploitation of power and sexuality – and at the same time pure gothic romanticism.

Director, performers and visual designers are part of Aura of Puppets network that has been awarted with Finland Art State Prize. Music in the performance is composed by musician Aino Venna.

Nälkä will continue at Turku City Theatre’s Sopukka also after TIP-Fest 2019! Performances at TIP-Fest: Thu 7.11. at 7pm (premiere) | Sat 9.11. at 9pm Other performances: 14.11.-21.12.2019 Performance venue: Sopukka, Turku City Theatre Tickets: Duration: 1h Age recommendation: 15+, not recommended for sensitive people Language: Finnish

Work group: Director: Lee Lahikainen Puppet construction: Tytti Marttila, Lee Lahikainen Script: Anu Kaaja, Lee Lahikainen Costume design: Pia Kalenius Light design: Irene Lehtonen Composer: Aino Venna Graphic design: Jara Pohjonen Performers: Reetta Moilanen, Anna Nekrassova, Riina Tikkanen Production: Workgroup, Aura of Puppets and Turku City Theatre

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