Blueberry Burdock

A combination of surreal scenes and bodily narratives that express the complexity of the lived experience.



50 min.
All public
Indoors

A PLEASANT LIMBO IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE CREATED FROM THE OVERABUNDANCE OF LITERAL AND METAPHORICAL DIRECTIONS

It is a journey of a character overwhelmed by an abundance of options, losing himself and reality to a labyrinth of indecision. Expressed through a combination of visual theater, object manipulation, and comical absurdity, Blueberry Burdock dances playfully in a place of limbo.

Relatably, the character tries in vain to create order out of careless chaos, losing himself further down a rabbit hole of nonsense. His body and the objects seem to have their own will, constantly guiding him in different directions. He gets entangled in contradictory road signs and flips solid walls like a giant puzzle where none of the pieces quite fit. He moves in a surreal world where things, places, and objects constantly change forms, giving them new interpretations.

Blueberry Burdock is a place in the middle of nowhere, at the crossroads of the mind, a combination of surreal scenes and bodily narratives that express the complexity of the lived experience. It is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere, inside and outside, still and constantly changing.

PREMIERE
6-7 OCTOBER 2023 – STOA
Helsinki, Finland

Distribution

Direction: Thomas Monckton
Concept and Performance: Olli Vuorinen
Light Design: Teo Lanerva
Music, Sound Design: Konsta Leinonen
Costume Design: Iida Ukkola
Set Design: Kalle Oja, Olli Vuorinen
Production: Nuua Company
Co-Production: Kallo Collective

Support

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Kone Foundation, Haihatus, Stoa 

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