Claire Parsons Co. & Dramaten: Little Swan Lake (Sweden) – Hurraa! Festival

Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki
Vuosaari House

”About learning how to fly, floating on a silver lake, and taking new steps for flocks of birds.”

”About learning how to fly, floating on a silver lake, and taking new steps for flocks of birds.”

Claire Parsons performance Little Swan Lake was created in 2018 and commissioned by the Royal Dramatic Theater. Instead of the gracious swans, we might be expecting from this classical ballet, some other figures appear on stage, ready to spread their wings, dance on a silver lake and find the right steps for birds in formation.

Little Swan Lake has been an audience favorite and a critical success.

”Tender and wilful take on Tchaikovsky’s classic tale.” Svenska Dagbladet

”… 45 minutes of pure movement joy.” Expressen

”We leave the Another Swan Lake elevated. Ready to fly off together.” Dagens Nyheter

Duration: 45 min
Target group: 4+
Language: Swedish, Finnish
Tickets: 6 €. Tickets sales starting in January 2022.

Staging: Claire Parsons
Choreography: Claire Parsons
Performers 2021: Elin Hallgren, Nea Landin, Sofia Sosso Harryson, Viktor Gyllenberg
Music: Mikael Svanevik
Scenography: Emma Fallde, Tina Paulson
Lighting design: Jesper Larsson
Costume: Bitte Palm
Masque: Moa Hedberg


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.