HELMIME tour in Helsinki libraries
The praised HELMIME Library Tour returned this spring to delight library goers. We also held an extra performance at Annantalo A•stage on Helsinki Day.
The tour’s performances consisted of several varying mime études. Their themes varied from comical to touching, but were suitable for all ages. The non-verbal and free-of-charge performances reached all audiences no matter their language skills.
After the performance, we had an artist discussion where audience members could comment what they had seen or ask questions about mime.
Great performance, thank you! Of course I had to come and watch, as you so rarely see mime in Finland.
The mime études were surprising, delightful and touching. They felt in turns comically familiar and endearingly charming, and the glimpses they provided of everyday life made everyone laugh!
- 25 Mar at 1 pm and 2 pm
- 15 Apr at 1 pm and 2 pm
- 22 Apr at 1 pm and 2 pm
- 6 May at 1 pm and 2 pm
- 13 May at 1 pm and 2 pm
- 12 Jun at 5 pm
- 25 min (Helsinki Day 40 min)
- 10 min
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.
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.
Oh, the Cat!
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…
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.
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.
Enter the witch’s shop and meet the witch, her faithful companion and their troubled customers in this magical trio étude!
Emotions are sometimes flowing like a wild river. Relationships can be affected by this flow. That makes life an adventurous ride through the amusement park of our inner landscapes that our emotions are creating. But everything gets to be good in the end. So enjoy even the darker moments, as nothing lasts forever.
At the Zoo with Mom
This is Tomaš’ oldest mime etude, or you could say it is his first watchable etude. He made it when he was 7 years old. It’s about a curious little boy enjoying the animals in the zoo with his easily annoyed and impatient mother.
Books – Reality!
Remote life and real life mix up in this dancy mime étude, which looks into feelings and mishaps from the past two years. The étude was originally custom created for the opening ceremony of the University of Helsinki’s academic year 2022–2023.
Photos: Minna Hatinen