14th Black and White Theatre Festival 7.-11.6.2017

  The main festival theme – ‘All the world`s a stage`

In 2017, the year marking the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence, 14th International Theatre Festival of Black and White presents the gala programme, which includes theatre, circus, street performances, contemporary dance shows, children theatre, drama, and cinema, of corresponding themes.
The artistic director of the festival is Kamran Shahmardan.

All festival program will be ready at the beginning of April.

THURSDAY 8.6.2017
19.00 pohjonen alanko
Culture House Virta, Karelia Hall
Duration 75 min
30€/25€ Buy tickets
pohjonen alanko, 1Ismo Alanko and Kimmo Pohjonen team up for the new project pohjonen alanko. The focus is vocal experimentation and new sonic adventures with effects, samples and instrumentation. Third member of the team is sound designer and manipulator Tuomas Norvio.

18.00 SEE | OBEY
Susanna Leinonen Company
Culture House Virta, Karelia Hall
Duration 65 min
10€ – 25€ Buy tickets
see obey pieni
SEE | OBEY is dance about the absurdism of life. The dark themes of the choreographer Susanna Leinonen still rise from the reverse side of life but the new piece finds a brighter angle and even touches some borders of humour. The piece opens a window to the world whose lines only dance and movement can draw and who receives a full form through the imaginative music by Kasperi Laine, illogically rational texts by Jukka Viikilä (Finlandia Award 2016) and eye-pleasing visuals.

SEE | OBEY is also a dance film by Leinonen and Jouka Valkama. SEE | OBEY film tells simultaneously three different narratives about human emotions, every day events and conflicts by physical expression and movement. The time is manipulated by cinematic means and the moments that happen in a blink of an eye get a new depth with slow motion. The film uses both several professional dancers and almost a hundred volunteers.

Choreography Susanna Leinonen
Sound Design  Kasperi Laine
Costume Design Erika Turunen
Film Jouka Valkama
Texts Jukka Viikilä
Voice-over actors Laura Birn, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Emmi Parviainen
Dancers Sanni Giordani, Heidi Lehtoranta, Misa Lommi
Photos Heikki Tuuli

Production Susanna Leinonen Company
Financially supported by the National Council for the Perfoming Arts, The City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Kone Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation













Tickets for the all performances at the Cultural Centre Virta can be bought in advance from 1.4.2017:  /

Smartum and Tyky Culture Vouchers are also accepted for payment.

Places of performing:
Culture Centre Virta, Virastokatu 1, 55120, Imatra
Imatra Central walking street Koskenparras, 55100 Imatra
Cinama Bio Vuoksi, Torikatu 13, 55800 Imatra
Imatrankoski Kindergarden, Simeoninkatu 16, 55100 Imatra
Mansikkala Kindergarden, Linnalankuja 5, 55120 Imatra

Places of performing on the map

Organizers reserve the right to changes

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