Company Portmanteau: Piste, piste, piste – Hurraa! Festival

Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki

“One day a kid planted three little dots. And they grew into lines…”

“One day a kid planted three little dots. And they grew into lines…”

”Piste, piste, piste” (Dot, dot, dot), by Mira Ravald and Luis Sartori do Vale, is an interdisciplinary performance for children and young audiences, combining contemporary circus, dance and visual arts.

The performance is a fascinating journey into the world of shapes and creativity, in which a blank white stage transforms into an imaginative universe with the use of old overhead projectors.

The work is based on the children’s book “Três pontinhos” (Three little dots) by the author/illustrator Mario Vale.

Duration: 60 min
Target group: 6+ yrs
Language: Non-verbal

Concept, direction and performance: Mira Ravald and Luis Sartori do Vale
Light design: Jere Mönkkönen
Music/sound design: Petteri Rajanti
Production: WHS (fi)

Tickets: 6 € (evening show) / free entrance (matinee show, only for school groups)


Hurraa! Festival 12.–20.3.2022

Virtuosity in the doorway, swans on a silver lake and men in wool socks!

The municipal cultural services of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, in cooperation with ASSITEJ Finland, organise the Hurraa! festival of performing arts for children and young people on 12–20 March 2022. The festival offers high-quality performances for children, young people and families in the cultural centres of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The programme includes physical theatre, circus, dance and puppet theatre. Traditionally known as a showcase for fresh Finnish performance art, the 2022 Hurraa! festival will also feature international performances produced by ASSITEJ Finland.

The Finnish highlights of the 2022 Hurraa! festival include: Ovisilmä by Teatteri QO, Prinsessa Pikkiriikki by Nukketeatteri Kuuma Ankanpoikanen & Tehdasteatteri, Suru puserossa by Teatteri Tuomikko, Piste, piste, piste by Company Portmanteau, Frankenstein by Red Nose Company and Sarana by Ilmatila. The international programme consists of four exciting performances originally intended for the 2020 Bravo! festival, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 2022 Hurraa! festival, we will finally see M.I.S. – Natten Lang by Don Gnu from Denmark, Tvärslöjd by Kompani Giraff from Sweden, LILLA SVANSJÖN by Claire Parsons Co. from Sweden and Kuuki by Art Fraction Foundation & JIENKYO from Poland and Japan.

More information about the festival’s performances, ticket sales and related events will be available at from mid-December.