b e s t i a r i o
”No one has seen my eyes – or those who have seen them are dead. If I were to open my eyelids – blood red and swollen – you would die instantly”
b e s t i a r i o is a stage work that approaches bestiaries – medieval collections of weird animals, monsters and unexplainable freaks of nature. On scene it creates its own bodily and spatial bestiary. The team has built a barber shop – allowing all sorts of transformations – in an old retail space in the Helsinki city centre. The work studies monstrosity and the fear of the unknown. b e s t i a r i o also plays with the idea of how other species might write their own bestiaries of us humans.
Premiered on September 10th 2019 in Helsinki (Unioninkatu 27).
Directing and dramaturgy
Set and lighting design
Set and costume design
Anna Lipponen, Tuomas Kiiliäinen
Jalostamo² – Anna Lipponen, Jenni Ripatti, Jaakko Lenni-Taattola