DON GNU: M.I.S. – All Night Long (Denmark) – Hurraa! Festival

Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki
Stoa

Modern manhood is explored by means of wild stage tricks, raw physicality and slapstick comedy.

Modern manhood is explored by means of wild stage tricks, raw physicality and slapstick comedy.

M.I.S. – All Night Long (Natten Lang) takes measure of modern man. What’s up? And how is he really doing – underneath those woolen socks and comfy sandals? Here you meet the dazed and confused; the grown dude who was raised in the 1970’s as a bouncing ball between role models from Dirty Harry to Sesame Street.

In a hard-boiled mix of jackass stunts, slapstick comedy and raw physicality three men get off the fence; Out of their comfort zone to come to grips with their inner beast, the Latino lover, the pushover, the best buddy – and all the others – in a quiet battle for a man’s right to be himself.

The performers take the stage on a backdrop of wacky film projections and live club music that comment and frame the characters’ physical endeavors – all night long!

Duration: 45 min
Target group: 11+ yrs
Language: non-verbal

Performance & Choreography: Petras Lisauskas, Jannik Elkær & Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen
Dramaturgy & Visual Media: Christoffer Brekne
Music: Alice Carreri & Rune Kaagaard
Light Design: Ville Aunola
Co-producer: Bora Bora - Dans og Visuelt Teater
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond

Tickets: 6 € (Sunday show) / free entrance (Monday show; only for school groups)
Ticket sales starts in January.

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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 www.hurraa.org from mid-December.

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