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HELMIME tour in Helsinki libraries

Description

In spring 2022, you could experience humorous mime performances in Helsinki libraries. The mime études depicted everyday joys, moments of happiness, and blunders – after all, sometimes things get more than tangled up. Neither did the performances forget imaginary worlds.

The events were free of charge, and the non-verbal performances were suitable for people of all languages and ages.

After the performance, it was possible to hold a 10-minute artist discussion where audience members could ask the artists questions about mime or their recent performance. The audience could even try their hand at a mime technique with the artists’ help.

Performances

  • 12 Mar at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Paloheinä library

  • 19 Mar at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Pohjois-Haaga library

  • 2 Apr at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Roihuvuori library

  • 9 Apr at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Tapulikaupunki library

  • 23 Apr at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Lauttasaari library

  • 14 May at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Suutarila library

  • 28 May at 1 pm and 2 pm

    Pitäjänmäki library (moved)

  • 12 Jun at 3 pm

    Annantalo A•lava stage (Helsinki day extra performance with new études)

Details

  • Performance duration

    • 20 min (Helsinki day 35 min)
  • Discussion duration

    • 10 min
  • Language

    • non-verbal
  • Price

    • free

The tour was produced in collaboration with Auraco, Helsinki City Library and Pragma Helsinki.

The tour was supported by the City of Helsinki and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

About the Performances

Eliška looking at her hand in horror, both hands raised from the elbow

Ouch!

Eliška Kasprzyk

Well, sometimes things don’t go exactly the way we wish, so if you think you ever had a bad day… you didn’t. But someone else had and you can laugh about it.

Eliška holding her hand against her cheek, looking like in pain
Tomaš crouching a bit, holding his imaginary horns

Eternal Fight

Tomaš Kasprzyk

Light and Darkness, Good and Evil, God and the Devil. How will the endless rivalry end? Who will win? Who is stronger? You will witness it in this comedic and definitely not serious piece.

Tomaš on his toes with arms a little apart, appearing larger than usual
Kati standing and petting her imaginary cat on the chair

Oh, the Cat!

Kati Lehtola

Cats are very cute pals, but at the break of dawn Whim the cat’s nature might get a bit exhausting. Especially if you forget to feed her…

Kati looking shocked, holding her imaginary cat that jumped on her lap
Tomaš putting an imaginary mask on his face

2020

Tomaš Kasprzyk

A journey to the recent 2020 experience and how all the disinformation messed up our heads in the process. A fun probe into ridiculous thoughts some people can have.

Crazy-looking Tomaš pointing forward with his left arm, the right arm bent behind his back
Tomaš covering his face with his hands, next to him Eliška is having an ahaa moment

Immortals

Eliška Kasprzyk & Tomaš Kasprzyk

A story about an inventor and his invention. What will happen in the laboratory? Can teaching feelings to an artificial intelligence be dangerous? See for yourself in this light-hearted story.

Tomaš, looking a bit confused, looking into the direction pointed by Eliška, who looks excited
A troubled witch’s shop customer sits on the floor, the witch and her faithful companion stand behind looking sceptical.

Witch’s Shop

Eliška Kasprzyk, Tomaš Kasprzyk & Kati Lehtola

Enter the witch’s shop and meet the witch, her faithful companion and their troubled customers in this new, magical trio étude!

Photos: Minna Hatinen (except Witch’s Shop: Harri Lehtola)

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