KATVE [blind spot]: Botanicum – a futuristic fantasy (KULPS, grades 5–10)

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29.11.2022 klo 08.15–09.00


Sello Hall

Soittoniekanaukio 1 A, 02600 Espoo

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Botanicum is an imaginary pace where absurd characters, human plants, live. They have legs that travel aboveground and roots that move slowly and carefully, deep into the darkness of the soil. They speak human language and read the movement of plants. They walk among us – below the hot moon, below the cold sun.

The modern dance performance ‘Botanicum’ explores the relationship between humans and nature, which is a relevant and multifaceted theme. The piece turns our eyes and bodies towards the plant kingdom, which is inhabited by beings that are quiet and local and which oftentimes live longer than us. The human body is inspired by the way plants exists in the world, their rich visuals, how diverse they are and how they seek both light and the darkness of roots. ‘Botanicum’ explores the connection between human and plant realities; it leads the audience to a mythical place, a limbo of sorts – the reality of a human plant.

The duration is 35 minutes, after the performance there will be an audience discussion of 15 minutes.
Language: the performance has no dialogue but the audience discussion will be held in Finnish

Recommended for pupils from grades 5 upwards.

Tickets €6, free admission for group supervisors. Free of charge for the KULPS groups of grades 5–10 in Espoo schools as an ‘once a term’ visit of the KULPS culture path. Reservations from 15 August 2022 onwardssellosali@espoo.fi or tel. +358 (0)50 494 6833

Choreography and dance: Tanja Illukka, Heidi Masalin
Lighting and video design: Pekka Pitkänen
Sound design: Tuuli Kyttälä
Score: Olli Havu, Tuuli Kyttälä
Costume design: Terttu Torkkola
Costume making: Elina Tuomisto
Box design and construction: Lotta Esko
Photographs: Pasi Orrensalo and Pekka Pitkänen
Production: KATVE [blind spot] and Malmitalo

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