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Blaue Frau, Nina Matthis, ÖFA & LOSTI: Harlequin
Harlequin-novels marked their 40th anniversary in Scandinavia recently. This hilarious and provocative performance, inspired by Harlequins, questions the ways in which we understand romantic love.
Blaue Frau, Nina Matthis, ÖFA & LOSTI: Harlequin DATES 29. January, 2020 18:00 (SWE) 30. January, 2020 18:00 (SWE) 31. January, 2020 18:00 (ENG) 01. February, 2020 14:00 (ENG)
Are Harlequin Novels pointless or is there a way to examine the genre with genuine and serious interest? Is it possible to find answers in these novels to the dilemmas faced by modern, hetero normative, monogamous couples?
The performance premiered in June 2019 at Hangö Teaterträff -festival in Finland. The performance received excellent reviews and won the annual Antonia-prize at the festival. The prize is given every year to a performance that celebrates artistic courage and diversity. The jury stated that Harlequin celebrates diversity in all the possible ways; in its content, form, performers, and producers. Harlequin will tour Nordic countries during the 2020-2021 season.
Blaue Frau is a Finnish-Swedish performance duo that has rebelled against prevailing gender norms in theatre and performance since its founding in 2005. In Harlequin, Nina Matthis joins Blaue Frau as reinforcement.
The Swedish performers Amanda, Nadja, and Lisen from the ÖFA-collective have worked together since 2006. As a group, they have evolved into a strong, recurrent point in the cultural life of Sweden and have gained an international audience.
LOSTI-collective consists of young Icelandic artists, Hallveig Eíriksdóttir, Selma Reynisdóttir, Gígja Sara Björnsson, and Tanja Lévy. They are young artists, feminists, and visualists. Harlequin is their first project together.
The performance is kindly supported by Kohta art space.
Tickets: 10/12/18€ View on map The performance starts at KOHTA art space, Työpajankatu 2B, building 7, 3rd floor, 00580 HKI / at TEURASTAMO. 29 Jan and 30 Jan in Swedish 31 Jan och 1 Feb in English The performance is R18+ Theatre smoke will be used during the performance Duration 2,5 hLocation: Mad House Helsinki / Teurastamo