THE UGLY DUCKLING

DESCRIPTION

Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about tolerance and diversity.

The clown trio Muitten Mukulat (The Whippersnappers of Others) acts out the narrative with such abandon that the whole fairy tale is on the edge of spinning out of control. The style of clown fits this particular story like a glove – or rather, like a nose – since the clown is by definition the one standing outside the group, ostracized just like an ugly duckling.

CREDITS

Direction and script Soile Mäkelä

Performers Roosa Hannikainen, Soile Mäkelä and Hanna Terävä

Light design ja valokuvat Riku Virtanen

Video Joona Pettersson

Composition Maija Ruuskanen

PREMIERE

March 24, 2012

Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki