Niina Lindroos & Co.: The Unmentionable

Niina Lindroos & Co.: The Unmentionable

6 November at 4:00 and 6:30 pm at TEHDAS Theatre I An ineffable toy theatre performance

The Unmentionable by Niina Lindroos is a solo toy theater* performance inspired by life and art of a French photographer and painter Dora Maar(1907-1997). The starting point for the piece was the puppet theatre -like presence of Dora Maar’s surrealist photographs; the situations, spaces and characters in the images all lead towards something words cannot express. What is left outside the photograph frames? What happens before and after the brief moment that is captured on film?

The Unmentionable keenly perceives Dora Maar’s oeuvre, approaches it with awe and playfulness, finally passionately plunges into its world. The performance depicts melancholy as well as the titillating sense of mystery, two feelings that create the characteristic tension in the artist’s works. The solo bows to Dora Maar’s art yet also creates its own, indescribable reality with the means of puppet art.

*Toy theatre is an art form that emerged in the 19th century as a miniature-size imitation of theatre of its time. Niina Lindroos’ toy theatre imitates visual arts resulting as contemporary puppetry from the new millennia.

Photo: Maija Kurki
Performances: Saturday 6 November at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm at Tehdas Theatre’s Attic (Vintti) Itäinen Rantakatu 64, Turku
Duration: 50 min
Age recommendation: 13+
Language: without words
Tickets: 20 / 25 € From Holvi web shop

WORKING GROUP Direction and dramaturgy: Niina Lindroos and Elina Sarno Performance and puppet construction: Niina Lindroos Light design: Essi Santala Sound design: Henri Hyökyvirta Costumes: Riikka Mellin and working group Logistics and visual assistance: Jenni Rutanen Scenography: working group Photography: Maija Kurki Production: Niina Lindroos and TEHDAS Theatre

The performance is supported by: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund, Finnish Arts Promotion Centre, Arts Council of Southwest Finland, TOP-Foundation, City of Turku, Cultural Committee,Turku Theater Foundation and Puppet art network Aura of Puppets.

Photo: Maija Kurki