Willman Dance Company: The Empress’ New Clothes

Annankatu 30, 00100 Helsinki
Annantalo Arts Centre

The Empress’ days at court are filled with nonsense. She changes clothes constantly and goes on endless shopping binges. Despite the fun and the bling, the Empress seems unhappy.

The Empress’ days at court are filled with nonsense. She changes clothes constantly and goes on endless shopping binges. Despite the fun and the bling, the Empress seems unhappy.

Could two top brand clothing designers offers a solution for her discontent?

The timeless classic story of the Emperor’s new clothes has been updated for modern times. The performance reflects our media-driven and individualistic consumer culture, where being constantly seen is vital. The Empress’ humorous struggles highlight how exhausting a superficial lifestyle truly is.

Coreography, concept: Marjaterttu Willman
Music: kooste eri artisteilta
Light design: Ainu Palmu
Costume design: Aapo Siikala
Staging: Marjaterttu Willman, Aapo Siikala
Dance: Jonna Aaltonen, Jenna Broas, Heidi Lehtoranta, Emmi Pennanen, Heidi Tiainen

Age recommendation: 5+
Duration: 40 min

Free entry, registration: annantalo.fi.