THE UGLY DUCKLING
March 24, 2012
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki
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.
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