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Dreams for Sale

"Even standing still is moving backwards, away from change. So forwards or backwards? We must make a choice. There is no escape. We are in a tunnel. But what is this light at the end of it?"

Dreams for Sale returns to the National Museum with a three-week performance period in August-September 2021.

Piece by piece, millimeter by millimeter, as slow as the movement of tectonic plates, that is how the world changes. Our choices have brought us to this point. “You have to change your life”, said philosopher Peter Sloterdijk a decade ago. How small a change is too little, and how much is excessive?

What if we all lived like Pentti Linkola? Fishing and roaming the forests – just like we are shown in an idyllic Business Finland advertisement? Linkola named his book “A DREAM of a better world”. Knowing what we do now, IKEA or Burger King should not sound like such an alluring choice. How far can we go? How far dare we go? Even staying still takes us backward. To move forward or back? We have to make that choice. There is no escape.

Dreams for Sale is a total artwork full of visual and physical expression. Beneath the National Museum, into an underground cave, the performance creates a soiree for the audience, A MARKET OF DREAMS.We are in a tunnel, but what is the light we see at the end of it? Dreams for Sale is a performance about dreams, hope and new beginnings.

The duration: 1h 45 min

English subtitles available in performances on 30.8., 31.8., 8.9., 11.9. and 12.9.

NOTE! It is mandatory to use a FFP2 mask in the performance space. Masks are sold at the ticket counter.

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August 2021

Tuesday
24.8.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday
25.8.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Thursday
26.8.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Monday
30.8.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday
31.8.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland

September 2021

Wednesday
1.9.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Thursday
2.9.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Friday
3.9.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Saturday
4.9.
at 15.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday
5.9.
at 15.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday
8.9.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Saturday
11.9.
at 14.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Suomi
Saturday
11.9.
at 18.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Suomi
Sunday
12.9.
at 15.00
National Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Director

Anna Lipponen

DRAMATURG

Laur Kaunissaare (Estonia)

Set, light and Video design

Petri Tuhkanen

Set and Costume design

Simona Bieksaite (Lithuania/Norway)

sound design

Antti Puumalainen

Cinematography

Jekaterina Abramova (Estonia)

On stage

Tuomas Juntunen

On video

Rea Lest (Estonia), Ragnar Uustal (Estonia)

Assistant lighting designer

Lyydia Johansson (Teak)

Production

Studio Total - Anna Lipponen, Katariina Uusitupa, Petra Kytölä, Jaakko Lenni-Taattola, National Museum – Viktor Sohlström

Henry Fordin katu 5H
00150 HELSINKI

info@studiototal.org

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