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13. Black and White Theatre Festival

13. Black and White Theatre Festival Imatra, Finland 8.-12.6.2016

 

Warm-hearted thanks to all the supporters of the 13 International Black and White Theatre festival. We thank the Ministry of Education and Culture, the city of Imatra, Culture Support Fund of Karelia, Oskar Öflunds Foundation, other partners and sponsors who have supported the festival. Thanks to all the festival visitors, spectators and volunteers, who have done everything possible for this event.

We shall meet again in 2017! Happy summer for everyone!

Artistic director Kamran Shahmardan
Administration of Black and White Theatre Association

The theme of the festival – ”New Drama”
Artistic Director: Kamran Shahmardan

Wednesday 8.6.2016
19.00 Bright Shadow, Minna Tervamäki & Kimmo Pohjonen
Culture House Virta, Karelia Hall
Duration 65 – 70 min
30€/25€ Buy tickets

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The Theatre Festival of Black and White will start on June 8th with the performance from the accordionist Kimmo Pohjoinen and ex-prima of National Finnish Ballet, choreographer Minna Tervamäki – immensingly beautiful and powerful show, BRIGHT SHADOW, which has been highly praised by critics worldwide. The performance is based on a forceful, yet sensual confrontation of the characters, who are trying to find the harmony.

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Thursday 9.6

9.00 Katriina ja Aarrelaiva, Theatre Karelus, Finland
Puppet theatre
Imatrankoski Kindergarden

Duration 35 min

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Karelus Theatre from Lappeenranta will present for the youngest performers the puppet show ”Katarina and the Ship of Treasures”, which was shown for the first time this March. The tale is based on a true story happened 500 years ago with Katarina Jagellonka, sister of the Polish King, and the Swedish King Juhan III, Herttuan. Their life in Turku fortress was quite unusual for that age. Karelus Theatre is a group of professionals working together for 10 years. Besides puppet shows, they are making puppets and masks for other theatres (like Imatra Theatre’s ”Hobbit”, and others). Their puppets have received international recognition. Emma Jussila-Sherman had an exhibition of puppets in Enland and Czech Republic in 2015, and has received an award from The Cultural Trust of South Carelia in 2014.

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10.30 Katriina ja Aarrelaiva, Theatre Karelus, Finland
Puppet theatre
Mansikkala Kindergarden

Duration 35 min
14.00 No Water Please part 1, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min

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After 10 eventful years on the road and more than 600 concerts across Europe, as true to themselves as ever, the 7 musicians of the roving band No Water Please are ready for some new adventures in bringing you their freshly baked fifth album : ”Brass band”.

This talented combo steps up the game to deliver 12 original tracks, tight & punchy, tailored for your enjoyment, and surely enriched by their experience of street roving.
Incredibly effective, packed with high energy, elaborate humor and an intensity so brassy it’s out of this world, their tunes will shake any bar, street festival or concert hall into a red hot dancefloor.

Truthful to its New Orleans signature sound, NWP blends the best ska, punk, afro and jazz into the most crazy cocktail ever.

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18.00 No Water Please part 2, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min

Friday 10.6.2016

15.00 No Water Please part 1, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min
17.00 No Water Please part 2, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min
19.00 MrX, Loco Brusca, Spain
Culture House Virta Karelia Hall
Physical Theatre

Duration 60 min
Tickets 20€/15€.
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Loco Brusca brings to Imatra his internationally acclaimed performance ”Mr.X”. The show in the best spirit of the physical theatre with some circus elements will make you laugh and cry. He tells us a story of how difficult it is to remain human in the modern world and not to turn into an animal. [/spoiler]

Saturday 12.6.2016

11.00 Speerman, Loco Brusca, Spain
Street Theatre,
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 30 min

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Loco Brusca from Argentina will show a street performance called ”Speerman”. Speerman is an anti-hero, adored by children, desired by women and envied by men. This is a show that involves clownery, pantomime, circus and audience’s participation. Suitable for all ages, this act has become popular all over the world!

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12.00 No Water Please part 1, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min
13.30 The Murderer, Finland/Azerbaijan/Georgia
Drama, directed by Kamran Shahmardan
Cinema Bio Vuoksi
Duration 82 min
14+
Movie is in Georgian language with English subtitles,

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The young man in a search for easy money goes after women. One day he meets his former teacher, the one he loved when he was a kid. There is a romance starting between them two, but the man steals something valuable from his woman. The thief keeps coming back to the crime scene, as in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”. This story becomes his nightmare. Desperate, understanding that he cannot change the past, he tortures himself and his beloved one, while she tries her best to save him, being morally stronger. Still, the ending is tragic, as from the very beginning it was about a victim looking for its saviour (the Murderer).

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18.00 No Water Please part 2, France
Street thetre, street musicans
Walking Street Koskenparras

Duration 45 min

Sunday 12.6.2016
19.00 Black Diamond, Danish Dance Theatre, Denmark
Culture House Virta, Karelia Hall
Black Diamond – a sparkling performance by Tim Rushton
Duration 90 min (interval)
35€/30€ Buy tickets

Concept&Choreography: Tim Rushton
Mucic:
Trentemøller, Balanescu Quartet, Philip Glass.
Dancers: Danish Dance Theatres dancers
Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard
Stage Design: Johan Kølkjær
Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard

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Danish Dance Theatre is the largest modern dance company in Denmark. With Black Diamond choreographer Tim Rushton returns to the abstract universe, focusing on the aesthetic and form. The scenography and lighting serve as the central elements in this full-evening work in two acts.

Tim Rushton is known for his ability to combine intimacy and sensuality with delicate yet dynamic dance. He constantly explores new paths, often in conjunction with non- traditional collaborators. The result is always performance at a high artistic level.

Black Diamond is a collaboration between the award- winning Danish Dance Theatre and national and international partners.

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Tickets for the all performances at the Cultural Centre Virta can be bought in advance from 1.4.2016: /http://www.ticketmaster.fi/

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