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Room for Love - Acted Love
The Theatre Museum celebrates Finland’s 100 years of independence with the strongest of all emotions – love.
The Theatre Museum celebrates Finland's 100 years of independence with the strongest of all emotions - love. Acted Love opens perspectives to how and on which premises love has been interpreted on Finnish stages throughout the past hundred years. We approach love as a dominant emotional state, that gives rise to empowerment and destruction, and changes the world. Love has always been a central, all-conquering, and fateful theme in the dramatic literature. We examine how love - that first spark of love brimming with optimism or the strength and meaningfulness of a matured relationship - has always driven the performing arts in different cultures in different times. The romantic image of a summer's day in Finland is portrayed through theatre and cinema in collaboration with the National Audiovisual Institute. In the exhibition Finnish cotton-ball clouds meet the Shakespearian fantasy world and the darker tones of Russian drama. Open Tue, Thu-Sun 11-18, Wed 11-20