- on the edge of silence
Pirandello Project - On the Edge of Silence is a silent mask and puppet theatre performance that takes place in a society that has declared creative activity to be inefficient, dangerous... and illegal.
Teatteri Metamorfoosi presents a visually poetic piece, where the pure magic in the act of imagination turns into a rebellious act, capable of re-appropriating another person's life. For imagination is not an escape from reality, but the tool by which we shape it.
The performance is inspired by the last, unfinished play by Luigi Pirandello I Giganti della Montagna (The Mountain Giants).
Direction: Davide Giovanzana
Mask acting direction: Soile Mäkelä
Dramaturgy: Giovanzana, Mäkelä & Katerina Fojtikova
Composing: Maija Ruuskanen
Choreography: Tanja Eloranta
Masks: Davide Giovanzana, Johanna Kultala, Toni Lehtola, Laura Mäkelä, Soile Mäkelä, Elina Putkinen
Puppets: Johanna Kultala and Elina Putkinen
Costume Design: Henni Siltaniemi
Light Design: Antti Helminen
On stage: Tanja Eloranta, Roosa Hannikainen, Miska Kajanus, Johanna Kultala, Linda Lemmetty, Elina Putkinen
Live music: Toni Lehtola, Maija Ruuskanen and performers
Music Workshop: Vincenzo Ciotola (Italy)
Object Theatre Workshop: Rene Baker (Spain)
Production: Soile Mäkelä & Jenny Nordlund/ Teatteri Metamorfoosi, Irina Duskova/ Korjaamo Teatteri
August 23rd, 2009
Stage Helsinki Theatre Festival, Korjaamo Teatteri.
"Teatteri Metamorfoosi succeeds to convey with its suggestive sound world and multi-layered storytelling a meaningful and visually creative show in which also the silence becomes audible."
- Elisabeth Nordgren/ Hufvudstadsbladet