2018 Hanko Program EN
17.00 Roi Vaara, performance Yes – No
A petite park performance built from everyday gestures. The elegance of the performance is less based on the spoken or written word than it is on the poetry of action. Here, the tools of poetic expression are physical presence, social behavior, the meanings shaped by the interrelationship between soundscapes and action, and the similarities between yes and no. The performance moves from one situation to the next, following a dreamlike logic. It is a dense, absurd, and telling performance – though it’s not always clear what’s being said.
A Park area front of The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 1.Duration 15 min. Free entrance.
17.30 – 18.30 Traditional Festival Opening – RED CARPET
The Red Carpet procession introduces world-class stars, politicians, artists and sports people. The public is welcome to participate. Pick your favourite mask and step on the red carpet. The masks are made by a renowned American designer Matthew Brill.
Hosts: Founder of the festival Vinko Prizmic – Croatia and director, actor Steven Ditmyer -USA, Hotel Regatta, Lounge bar, Torikatu 2. Free entrance
19.00 – 20.00 Festival Opening Concert: “A musical journey through various landscapes and sounds of Mexico and Latin America.
Ampersan DUO – MEXICO City: Zindu Cano, Jarana, acoustic guitar and vocals, Kevin García, Punteador, electric guitar and vocals. Ampersan (Mexico City) visits to International Art Festival Le Petit Festival Hanko 2018 for an intimate duo concert. “A musical journey through various landscapes and sounds of Mexico and Latin America. Musical poetry, A mix of traditional instruments with modern genres such as rock, rap and electronic.” From the beginning, in 2007, Ampersan has kept a constant relationship with traditional Mexican music. They also create through cultural exchanges in the field, as well as with contemporary academic music, and sound experimentation.
Riosenti musica – MEXICO / ARGENTINA: Josue Avalos, guitar and vocals and Aline Novaro, vocals. Riosenti is a nomad musical project with latin american roots.
Josue Avalos from Mexico and Aline Novaro from Argentina make songs and sones inspired in the tradition of the southeast part of Mexico accompanied with guitar and jarana. This is Riosentis second visit in Hanko.
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorkatu 2, duration 60 mins. Tickets 20,- / 15 ,- / all ages
21.30 – 22.30 Maria Tecce – Ireland & pianist Mikael Jakobsson – Finland
Maria Tecce´s one-woman jazz/cabaret shows have been lauded by critics and entrancing audiences in Europe, U.K., and USA since 2003. Maria wrote “All About Love” for the Dublin Fringe Festival 2003 and was invited to create “Lush Life” especially for the opulent ‘Spiegeltent’ during the Dublin Theatre Festival 2003. Both shows played to packed houses and marry three of Maria’s skills as a performer , acting, singing, and playing, and most impressive is the fact that Maria writes, designs, and produces all her shows herself. From New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s Westend, Maria has spellbound audiences in some of Europe and America’s most beautiful capital cities and most historic and respected venues and festivals. Paris, Dubrovnik, London, Rome, Prague, Dublin, Boston, New York… she’s dazzled in them all. This is Tecce´s 3rd visit in Finland.
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, Tickets 25,- / 20,-
13.30 Meisner -lecture, Steven Ditmyer– N.Y – USA
´Living truthfully under given imaginary circumstances´
In the 1930s, Sanford Meisner was an actor in the Group Theatre, the most important repertory theatre in modern American History, which spawned the major American acting teachers, and several of the most important playwrights and directors of the 20th century. Meisner and his fellow actor Stella Adler fell out with their director Lee Strasberg over his use of Emotional Recall, a technique in which the actor used personal emotion from his own past memories to feed the acting process. Meisner and Adler chose to use the imagination to stimulate emotion and involvement in a play’s imaginary circumstances. Both Strasberg’s and Meisner and Adler’s techniques came out of the work of Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia, but they differed on which parts of his work was most important to the actor’s work and training. The Group Theatre broke up partially because of the conflict over these techniques. Meisner, Adler and Strasberg all went on to become acting teachers who had a profound influence on American acting and culture, as well as a strong influence on European acting. Duration 90 min.
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, both lectures, tickets 15,-. Language: english
15.00 Vocal speach – lecture, Maria Tecce, Ireland
Performer and voice coach Maria Tecce gives you tips and techniques to help you be the best speaker and presenter you can be. Speak it loud, speak it proud, and speak it public!. 30 min
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, both lectures, tickets 15,-. Language: english
17.00 Gustaf Broms – SWEDEN
the impuls for making the work
is in the longing
to catch a glimpse
of the fleeting experience B E I N G M I N D
that inhabits B O D Y moving through T I M E and S P A C E
to condense this experience into visual form
as an attempt to understand something about something
this language -! body as interface –
has the potential to create fluid structures for mind – close to the essence of what this living thing is ?
this creates potential for re-examining the accumulated ideas of what B E I N G is ,
beyond identification with borders of skin
here is potential for evolution.
Studio Tomi Parkkonen, Satamakatu 2, tickets 10,-.
19.00 Kuplat-Juhlat at Hanko City Hall – Finland
Kuplat-Juhlat, happening now for the third time, is a mix between a concert, performance and party. This year Kuplat-Juhlat is part of the international Le Petit Festival Hanko 2018 event and will happen at Hanko City Hall. The event celebrates the ending of the summer season and the Night of Ancient Bonfires. This meeting of music and dance creates a hypnotic event at the verge of the night when we let go of the summer. The duration of the event is 2,5 hours. We’re in for a magical, ritualistic and communal evening. The working group of eleven people will guide the audience into a new season through the intertwining of dance and music. We move toward the unknown through the unified power of sound, movement, light and video. In this bubbling free state of emotion the musicians of Pohjonen alanko and dancers will improvise, surrender and throw themselves into the flow of the moment. The Kuplat-Party will awaken the senses of all participants. During the event the audience is free to move around the space.
Dance: Johanna Ikola, Saara Norvio, Satu Rekola, Jouni Majaniemi, Sari Palmgren and Laura Pietiläinen.
Music: Pohjonen Alanko – Kimmo Pohjonen, Ismo Alanko, Tuomas Norvio, also Juuso Hannukainen and mixer Heikki Iso-Ahola.
Light and space : Anna Pöllänen.
Video: VJ Hellstone.
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, Tickets 30,-/ 20,-, duration 2,5h , suitable for over 12
10.00 – 13.00 VISUAL ART WORKSHOP for kids
ArtPedagogues Annika Lintervo and Inka Yli-Tepsa.
Front of The Town Hall, free entrance.
14.00 Kati Outinen: ‘As Far as My Own Wings Carry Me’
“Why mourn the things can no longer do when you may enjoy the things you still can do?”
As Far as My Own Wings Carry Me is a striking monologue about memory and self by Kati Outinen. Her one woman play combines documentary stories with the form of skillful and empowering theatre. The monologue grows into a tender portrait of a person who trusts life even in the middle of tremendous change. There’s no longer a need to fear losing oneself. Outinen, a winner of Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, builds a bridge between reason and emotion.
After the play, a discourse about the performance and encountering someone with a memory disorder.
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, tickets 20,- / 15,-. Suitable for all ages. Duration: 40 min.
16.00 Red Nose Company: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Uproarious performance! Top notch comedians Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama jump from one role to another and pay attention to viewers of all ages. The classic tale by H. C. Andersen is intertwined with upbeat music from the likes of Avicii and Abba. For the younger audience, the story provides insights from life in schools, and for the grownups it serves as a political satire — but there’s one universal truth and certainty: the bare buttocks of the emperor gets us all laughing.
The performance includes a workshop
Pre-production and performance: Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama
Suitable for ages: 6–100
Duration: approximately 1 h
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, tickets 20,- / 15,- . Family 2+2 65
20.00 Tsurukam: Kagome – Kaori Suzuki and Sebastien Vuillot, Japan – France
KAGOME is the dramatic adaptation of a Japanese legend, in which the heroine is an egret. This magnificent migratory stilt is a very popular bird, sacred for the Japanese people. As we learn about the different protagonists in the story, we also discover the myth about Orpheus, a myth which has left traces in cultures and civilizations throughout the world.
KAGOME is about beauty, purity, holiness, childhood and dreams meeting the recurrent reality in human society.
In this devised work, marionette puppets, dance and mask work is constantly influenced by traditional physical Japanese theatre (Bunraku, Kabuki and Nô). This blend, and the sometimes dramaturgical use of the Japanese language, strengthens the bare and sensitive aesthetic, which permits the audience to enter the universe of Japanese culture. The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, tickets 20,- / 15,- . Suitable for ages 6-100
The Hanko City Hall, Vuorikatu 2, tickets 20,- / 15,-. Family 2 + 2 65,-
21.00 Serbian Facebook Story
The Storyteller and the founder of Le Petit Festival, Vinko Prizmic – Croatia
The Hanko Town Hall, free admission