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Liisa Pentti +Co : Jeux re-imagined

Performances at the Contemporary art space Kutomo
Wed 19.10.2016 at 7 pm premiere
21.10.2016, 23.10.2016, 26.10.2016, 29.10.2016

Helsinki performances in Ateneum Art Museum:
4.11.2016, 5.11.2016, 6.11.2016


Jeux is among the least known ballets made by Vaslav Nijinsky. It had its premiere in Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris in 1913 just two weeks before the Le Sacre du Printemps. The only remains of this poème dansé – as Nijinsky called it – that are left are six press photos, few sketches, reviews and the music of Claude Debussy which became an icon in the history of music as the first modernistic composition. The ballet has remained a secret. Based on these few documents Liisa Pentti together with the working group will re-imagine the mysterious ballet with its hidden language in true futuristic spirit.

Concept and direction: Liisa Pentti
Performance: Jouni Järvenpää, Maija Reeta Raumanni, Anna Torkkel
Choreography: Liisa Pentti, Jouni Järvenpää, Maija Reeta Raumanni, Anna Torkkel
Light design: Vespa Laine
Sound design: Jouni Tauriainen
Stage and costume design: Graziella Tomasi
Historical content advisor: Hanna Järvinen
Production: Ehkä-production, Liisa Pentti +Co