Borrowing its name from the medieval theatre slang term for the stage, The Green promises visually strong theatre, which uses stage magic, video projection, cinematic sound and scenic compositions as its means of expression.
The Green is inspired by hauntology, feelings of emptiness and unboxing videos on YouTube. The nothingness of an empty stage and green screen slowly turn into a living character that takes over the stage area. Combining 19th century stage magic techniques with the latest video and sound technology, the mood of this show without words ranges from the mundane to the abstract and magical. Premiering at the Helsinki Festival, The Greenleads the audience to the brink of the unreal, where the border between reality and delusion is blurred.
Kalle Nio creates works that take place in the border zone between theatre, magic, visual arts and circus. Nio has performed with the award-winning visual theatre group WHS in hundreds of theatres in over 30 countries.
Director, performer: Kalle Nio
Planning: Kalle Nio & working group
Lighting and visual design: Kalle Nio & Johannes Hallikas
Sound design: Janne Masalin & Kalle Nio
Video: Kalle Nio
Singing: Tuuli Lindeberg
Script consultant: Silvia Hosseini
Production: WHS
Co-production: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Helsinki Festival, Oulu Theatre
The production of the show has been supported by: The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Samuel Huber Art Foundation, Kumu Art Museum, Silence Festival, Subcase, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Cirko – Centre for New Circus
NOTE: The show utilises strobe lights.
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