May Flashback

Here we are in the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki working on Annikas Sacre. Our dramaturg Lina Teir is …

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April Flashback

About a year ago Oblivia did the furthest trip of its history, a tour to US to perform Nature Theatre of Oblivia. At the moment as we are trying to get used to social distancing in all the levels of society, touring feels a bittersweet memory. Instead of attending performances they are now brought to us digitally through live streaming.

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March Flashback

Verdrängen Verdrängen Verdrängen, 2019
Nature Theater of Oblivia, 2017
SuperB, 2013
Do Be Do, 2016
Children and Other Radicals, 2018

While working on a new performance there always comes a moment when it is absolutely necessary to put all the materials, scenes, movements, texts etc on a big paper. This serves at least two purposes; it is good to see at a glance what one has accumulated so far and it is easier to start building a possible structure for the piece having the whole in front of your eyes. So the Oblivia archive contains a whole lot of papers like the ones in these photos.

Can you make the connection between the papers in the photos and Oblivias performances?

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February Flashback

Behind every premier or performance …

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January Flashback

Faroe Islands, 2011. Marina Andersson-Rahikka, Juuso Voltti, Meri Ekola, Timo Fredriksson, Anna Krzystek, Annika Tudeer, Emmi Tudeer. Photo: Eija Mäkivuoti
Essen, 2012. Meri Ekola, Tmo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer, Anna Krzystek, Katharina Charpey. Photo: Eija Mäkivuoti
Helsinki, 2013. Juuso Voltti, Anna Krzystek, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer, Meri Ekola. Photo: Eija Mäkivuoti
Berlin, 2014. Juuso Voltti, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Anna-Maija Terävä. Photo: Meri Ekola
München, 2014. Meri Ekola, Annika Tudeer, Anna-Maija Terävä, Timo Fredriksson, Juuso Voltti. Photo: Unknown
Helsinki, 2015. Anni Konttinen, Tua Helve, Meri Ekola, Annika Tudeer, Juuso Voltti, Marina Andersson-Rahikka, Timo Fredriksson, Lina Teir. Photo: Unknown
Helsinki, 2016. Mikko Bredenberg, Maija Hirvanen, Andrius Katinas, Timo Fredriksson. Photo: Annika Tudeer
Stuttgart, 2017. Meri Ekola, Mikko Bredenberg, Anna-Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer, Alice Fell, Tua Helve, Timo Fredriksson. Photo: Mira Taussi
Helsinki, 2018, Amos Korkeamäki, Saga Korkeamäki, Marie Bergholm, Max Uusitalo, Victor Lietz. Photo: unknown
Mannheim, 2018. Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer, Anna-Maija Terävä, Mikko Bredenberg, Alice Ferl, Meri Ekola. Photo: Anna-Maija Terävä
Essen, 2018. Niels Bovri, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer, Alice Ferl, Anna-Maija Terävä, Meri Ekola. Photo: Christopher Hewitt
Hanko, 2019. Christopher Hewitt, Jenny Nordlund, Timo Fredriksson, Anna-Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer. Photo: Unknown

In 2011 Oblivia was touring Scandinavia with the Entertainment Island trilogy. One day on the Faroe Islands while driving around and sightseeing our photographer Eija Mäkivuoti took a group photo with us waving at the camera. We did not know it then but a tradition was born. Nowadays, especially on tour there always comes a moment of ”we have to take a group photo. Okay, everybody smile and wave at the camera!” Here you can see the historical first photo and some later variations on the theme.

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