sky every day | Espoo City Theatre
Pipsa Lonka’s sky every day explores the coexistence of humans and seagulls at a seaside resort over four days.
In sky every day flocks of humans gather at a sunny beach resort, pass time in the solitude of hotel rooms, and chat mindlessly on the terrace of a oceanside restaurant. The beach’s nostalgic idleness is disrupted by a wall of dead fish that is pushed onto the shore from the murky ocean. The seagulls inhabiting the landscape observe the sunburnt beachdwellers and their activities from different perspectives. The performance focuses on the reality of these birds alongside our human experience. A central theme of the performance is the mortality we share with other species.
In sky every day the stage reveals a seaside landscape where the intersection of nature and culture is explored from both near and far. The narration of this peculiarly comical and audiovisually holistic work is driven by documentary video and sound, alongside the space, light, and music of the performance. sky every day also includes Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s piece Cloud trio (2009), which is performed live by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
sky every day premieres at Espoo City Theatre on the 13th of September 2023.
The working group: from WAUHAUS Laura Haapakangas, Juni Klein, Jani-Matti Salo, and Heidi Soidinsalo, along with cinematographer Jonatan Sundström, performer Salla Loper, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, producers Julia Hovi & Anna Jääskeläinen, technical producers Tomi Flyckt & Antti Kivikoski
Language: Finnish, English subtitles are provided
Duration: aprox. 1 h 20 min
Production: WAUHAUS & Espoo City Theatre
Supported by: Kone Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uudet Klassikot – Nya klassiker fund, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Theatre Info Finland
Premiere WED 13.9. 19:00
SAT 16.9. 14:00
TUE 19.9. 19:00
THU 21.9. 19:00
SAT 23.9. 14:00
WED 27.9. 19:00
THU 28.9. 19:00
SAT 30.9. 14:00
TUE 3.10. 19:00
WED 4.10. 19:00
FRI 6.10. 19:00
SAT 7.10. 14:00
MON 9.10. 19:00
TUE 10.10. 19:00