Annantalo Children’s Book Café
The Annantalo will be offering tasters of the festival performances at the Bravo! Festival Club from Monday to Friday March 12–16, starting at 6.30 pm. In between the performances we will talk to the festival artists about theatre, children, young people and the world in general. At the last Club of the week we will meet a panel of children and young people involved with theatre who have been following the festival. The Bravo! Festival Club is open to all. Admission free. The discussions will be in Finnish and English, with an interpreter.
Monday March 12 at 6.30 pm “Sanoi eikä sanonut” (Did and Didn’t Say)
Monique Enckell has lived in Mauritania and studied that country’s fairytales. “Sanoi eikä sanonut”, originally written for radio theatre, tells of a world in which animals speak. Monique will fill in the background to the story and Marja Nykänen will read extracts she has translated from the play. At the end the Annantalo puppet theatre group Hattivatit will perform scenes from the play (direction: Teija Muurinen)
Tuesday March 13 at 6.30 pm
It’s heads down and feet up with the Slovenian-Finnish group ryhmä AEIOU. We’ll also meet Päivi Aura, whose direction Petit Câlin will be premiered at the Kanneltalo that morning, and hear about a European network that thinks little people are important (Small size, big citizens).
Wednesday March 14 at 6.30 pm
We’ll talk about legends and stories. Our guests are the Batida Theatre, with a scene from the romantic novel Maria Bonita, and drama students from the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, who will lead us for a moment to the adventures of Master Elf.
Thursday March 15 at 6.30 pm
Today we have a preview of a puppet theatre’s showcase as The Dirty Duckling Puppet Theatre from Turku performs an extract from “About the Distances between Planets”. We will then meet the bird rod puppets of the Théâtre d’Illusia.
Friday March 16 at 6.30 pm
Kapsäkki Music Theatre’s Super Hamster will visit the Children’s Book Café and the Bravo! Festival’s panel of children and young people will comment on the festival performances.
Street address: Annankatu 30, 00100 Helsinki
Further info: katariina.metsalampi [at] hel.fi
Partners: The Bravo! Festival, ASSITEJ Finland, UNIMA Finland and Small size, big citizens, a project supported by the EU Culture Programme.