Unfamiliar Dialogues-Uneksunnan näyttämö


The experimental performance and art event Unfamiliar Dialogues invites participants to an experimental space to be shared together. It starts from the thoughts, memories, sensations and feelings evoked by the empty stage as well as by our encounter with each other. The dream that is born together is created by means of live-looping sound technology and a constellation of the groups dynamic.

Working group: Ursula Hallas, Miro Mantere and Teemu Päivinen

Picture: Jenni Kokkomäki

11.10 | 25.10. |8.11.| 22.11.| 2023
Hietsun Paviljonki

Tickets: 20€ |10 € or you can experience all four performances with a series ticket 50€|25€. All tickets are for sale here.


Mon August 21 – Sun August 27 2023

Hermanninranta, Kalasatama (map)

What is it like to live in the city with a Stone Age mindset? What kind of “nature” is it if you look at it like a forest or a mammoth steppe? What kind of spirits and creatures move there? How are the ancestors present? What is a map like when it consists of stories? What game is there in the city and how do you catch it?

Hunter-gatherers is a communal experiment and a utopian art project where a band of urban hunter-gatherers live in their camp in Kalasatama, Helsinki from August 21 to August 27 2023. Anybody can join.
Children are also welcome.

You can visit the camp and participate in its life simply by dropping by between 10 AM and 8 PM.

More information: Hunter-gatherers webpage


The multidisciplinary butoh performance Kasvu ja kukoistus depicts the time of year when nature is in its fullest bloom, midsummer. The performance is also a celebration of aging, as we can continue to grow and bloom throughout different stages of life, if circumstances so allow. 

The piece visits the world of performance art, but keeps its roots firmly in butoh dance.

Minja Mertanen is an established butoh artist, dance teacher, dance/movement therapist and yoga instructor. Currently she is studying somatic movement therapy. Mertanen works in the performing arts field at Reality Research Centre, in Other Spaces Live Art collective and Höyhentämö. In addition, Mertanen performs and teaches butoh in Finland and internationally, and is the co-artistic director of Helsinki Butoh Festival.


16.6. at 19 | 17.6. at 19 | 18.6. at 19 

8.7. at 16
Jyväskylä Festival, Kulttuuritalo Villa Rana, Jyväskylä

Choreography and dance: Minja Mertanen
Directing and video: Jenni Kokkomäki
Music: Miro Mantere
Costume design: Suvi Hänninen
Lighting design: Jere Suontausta
Poster photography: Jan Ahlstedt
Production: Tanja Eloranta/Höyhentämö-Pluckhouse and Jyväskylän Kesä
The production has funding from the Niilo Helander Foundation

Age recommendation: 7+

Lenght: 45 min

Tickets: 10/15/25 €      You can choose which ticket category you want. You can reserve your tickets in advance from or with text message from +358456711047. You can also buy tickets from our webshop.


Kati Korosuo’s solo performance The Artist Is at Home is a banal spectacle from a narcissistic artist for a scandal yearning audience. Documentary footage and use of self as material are highlighted in its egocentricity to the point of annoyance. Our time is a stage, on which everything has already been said and done, shown and seen. What can the body of the performer still reflect?

23.8. at 19 | 25.8. at 19 | 26.8. at 19 | 27.8. at 15 and 19 | 29.8. at 19

Studio Pasila
The performance is subtitled in English

Concept and performance: Kati Korosuo
Scenography and costume design:
Annika Saloranta
Lighting design:
Outi Vedenpää
Sound design:
Miikka Ahlman
Moving image:
Sanni Priha
Maija Nurmio

Production: Helsinki City Theatre’s Stage for Contemporary Performance, Kati Korosuo, Höyhentämö – Pluckhouse

Tickets and information: The Artist Is at Home / Helsinki City Theatre


A punk performance about catastrophe

8.3. premiere| 9.3. | 10.3.

The performance will be streamed later in 2022

At Tiivistämö, Kaasutehtaankatu 1

Team: Juha Sääski, Teemu Päivinen, Minja Mertanen, James MacDonald, Aarni Korpela, Kati Korosuo, Jenni Kokkomäki and Akseli Aittomäki

Tickets: You can choose a suitable ticket price for yourself from these categories: 10 € | 15 € | 25 € | 35 €. There are also “pay what you want tickets” on sale at the door. Buy your ticket here.

More information


42 episode webseries.

Lust is an “erotic” comedy for the Covid times where the lonely search for connection to themselves, to others, or to something.

Watch: Episodes 

Language: English
Director: Eero-Tapio Vuori
Script: Sanna Hietala, Aarni Korpela, James Lórien MacDonald, Juha Sääski, Erich Weidle ja Eero-Tapio Vuori
Filming, sounds and editing: James Lórien MacDonald
Actors: Sanna Hietala, Aarni Korpela, James Lórien MacDonald, Juha Sääski, Erich Weidle

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