Storytelling is a performance art, mostly in the form of speech and singing. Storytelling for Ilkka Hautala means freedom of performing while you only need yourself and mental images that are transferred to the audience. Ilkka Hautala has organized storytelling performances, workshops and events from 2011 with the purpose of reviving the old tradition of telling stories. Ilkka is part of Samova ry, which is and organization that produces storytelling performances and events mostly in the Capital area in Finland.
This performance is a conversation between the performer and his subconcious mind through a casette player.
The theme of the performance is about the weaknesses in human character in comparison with the catastrophes we are witnessing around and between us.
The audience will be presented with some choices throughout the play on what they will hear and see in the performance.
Script: Ilkka Hautala
Director: Liila Jokelin
Kesto 35-40 min
KARHU (THE BEAR)
Karhu is a musical storytelling performance about the mythology of the bear and the beliefs that have been associated to this great beast by the northern people.
The performance also talks about the fears related to this topic. Why does this animal evoke such fear that it penetrates even to the sleeping mind? Why have the people before us tried to conquer the animal and did they have a better relationship to nature because of this?
The story is told by Ilkka Hautala and the music is performed by Liila Jokelin.
Duration of the show is 30 min.
JÄÄ SULAA! (THE ICE IS MELTING!)
Jää sulaa! Was originally made for The World Village festival in 2018. The show was ordered by Kulturkontakt Nord and inspired by the Agenda 2030.
Jää sulaa! is many things in one package: Ice building workshop, participatory theatre/storytelling performance and a musical workshop for children.
Stories will be heard from nordic cultures, of ice, water an the spirits of nature. The children can participate by making musical atmospheres for the stories and figuring out solutions for eceological problems while making an ice castle.