May Flashback

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


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.


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?


February Flashback

Behind every premier or performance …


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.