Children and Other Radicals

Oblivia invited groups of young people from Helsinki and Essen to join the working group for Children and Other Radicals. The teens work with artists in an equal setting, using art to look at money and economic structures. The performance consists of different generations considering the division of power and the role money plays in it.

Working group (Essen)
Performers: Niels Bovri, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer, Kelly Anspach, Lyra Atud, Orlando Atud, Anna Galli, Amal Bachir, Irina Byambaa, Manami de Bartolo, Ani Javoevi, Azeezat Zakari

Concept and dramaturgy: Niels Bovri, Mikko Bredenberg, Meri Ekola, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Tua Helve, Anna–Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer | Light: Meri Ekola| Sound: Alice Ferl | Costumes: Tua Helve.

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Working group (Helsinki)
Performers: Marie Bergholm, Mikko Bredenberg, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Amos Korkeamäki, Saga Korkeamäki, Victor Lietz, Anna–Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer and Max Uusitalo|
Concept & dramaturgy: Working Group | Light: Meri Ekola| Sound: Alice Ferl | Costumes: Tua Helve.

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Nature Theatre of Oblivia

Oblivia creates on stage a Finnish forest, its plants and animals. Nature Theatre of Oblivia works with the impressions, experiences and desires that nature offers us, as a concept and as a place to be, and something to become – like a forest in all its familiarity and uncanniness.

Nature Theatre of Oblivia will be using performance, and augmented realities – AR, Arilyn technology creating a two-fold experience where the live-performance is one part and the smart phone performance – Oblivia in the pocket using the Arilyn app – another.

Working group
Devising, performers: Mikko Bredenberg, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä and Annika Tudeer |Light: Meri Ekola| Sound: Alice Ferl | Costumes: Tua Helve | Augmented Reality: Arilyn/Otso Kähönen | Production: Oblivia/ Marina Andersson-Rahikka, Jenny Nordlund.

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Light & Easy

A partly improvised performance on time, death and mourning.

Working group
Devising, performers:  Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä and Annika Tudeer | Light: Meri Ekola| Sound: Alice Ferl | Costumes: Tua Helve | Production: Oblivia.

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Anna Krzystek (1968-2017)

Anna in memoriam: Anna & Oblivia
A tribute to Anna Krzystek

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Candide

Oblivia creates their first performance for young audience. The starting point is Voltaire’s novel Candide (1759), but as usual in Oblivia’s work the point of departure will be used in a many-faceted and highly personal way.Candide is surprisingly current today, the story of a young man who is driven away from his paradise in Westfalen and travels the world, sees and experiences atrocities and evil and ends up with his friends to cultivate their garden in Turkey.

Working group
Devising, on stage: Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer | Dramaturg: Harriet Abrahamsson | Light design: Pekka Pitkänen | Sound design: Markus Heino | Costume design: Mi Duncker.Promos 2017.

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Annika does Swanlake

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Annika uses the ballet Swanlake as a framework for the performance and deals with the fact that the idea of making Swanlake into a solo was not such a great idea after all. Apart from Swanlake, the solo consist of autobiographical strands and Annika returns to her life in literature and gender studies in the 1990’s, and to her experience of dance analysis and dance criticism.

Working group
Devising, on stage:  Annika Tudeer | Dramaturg: Lina Teir, Timo Fredriksson | Sound design: Juuso Voltti | Costume design: Tua Helve.

Promos 2017.

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No(s) Futurs

2017-03-17 Nos Futur

No(s) Futurs deals with the children’s visions of the future, written and performed by children! No(s) Futurs is created in collaboration with Finnish live art collective Oblivia and Théâtre Nouvelle Generation (TNG), Lyon and director Joris Mathieu together with a group of five Finnish 11-13 year old children.

The performance was created in an international workshop for children and youngsters from Brazil, Romania and Finland taking place in Lyon. After the workshop the Finnish children built their own future world into a performance. The performance is based on the work in the workshops and Oblivias working methods.

Performance language: multilingual

Working group
Performers: Amos Korkeamäki, Matilda Korkeamäki, Marie Bergholm, Max Uusitalo & Victor Lietz | Directing: Timo Fredriksson and Anna-Maija Terävä | Sound design: Markus Heino | Light design: Pekka Pitkänen. Video: Markus Heino & Siegfried Marque. Théâtre Nouvelle Generation (TNG), Lyon: Joris Mathieu and team

Promos 2017.

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Do be do

2016-09-29 Do be do

Do be do is the fifth and final part of Oblivia’s Museum of Postmodern Art series.
Working group: devising and performing: Mikko Bredenberg, Andrius Katinas, Maija Hirvanen, Anna-Maija Terävä, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer | light: Meri Ekola | sound: Juuso Voltti | costumes: Tua Helve | production and marketing: Oblivia, Marina Andersson-Rahikka, Heidi Backström.

Promos 2016.

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Annika’s Sacre

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After the success of the solo Annika does Swanlake, Annika Tudeer, the artistic director and performer in Oblivia is making a solo based on Sacre du Printemps, the Rite of Spring Nijinskys ballet to Stravinskys music.

Promos 2015.

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MOPMA 4 – The Rave
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MOPMA 4- the Rave is the fourth take on postmodernism in the MOPMA series, as a durational live stream performance created for Mad House Helsinki and premiered via live- stream on 10.10 at 18.00. Performances at 13- 14.10 starting at 18.00 in Mad House. Duration 3 hrs.In MOPMA 4 – the Rave we were asking ourselves: what is the performance of the future? We thought about different ways of connecting and disconnecting, of diminishing the ecological footprint that touring brings and still be internationally present. The answer was a live-streamed durational rave from a white studio. The performance will also be streamed to Berlin and Australia.
Working group: Meri Ekola, Timo Fredriksson, Christopher Hewitt, Sonja Jokiniemi, Anna-Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer, Juuso Voltti. Producer: Marina Andersson-Rahikka. Production: Oblivia, Mad House.

Promos 2015.
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Photography | © credit to Antti Ahonen.