Welcome to Scandinavia moist with nostalgia! Welcome to our party! Let’s raise our glasses to Scandinavia!
White Beauty is a Nordic collaboration about radicalization that displays and deconstructs Scandinavian images and landscapes. The performance plunges into Nordic traditions and into the emotionally loaded rhetoric and aesthetics that feed current radicalization processes in Scandinavia. It makes visible the structures where radicalisation can take place.
In White Beauty we party hard, play games and get drunk off Scandinavia. Entertainment is mixed with awkwardness and serenity with self-satisfaction. ”Hygge” can leave a bad taste in the mouth.
White Beauty is a coproduction with Korjaamo Theatre (Finland) and BIT Teatergarasjen (Norway). The premiere was held at Korjaamo Theatre (Helsinki) on the 29th of September (other performances at Korjaamo on 30.9 & 1.10). At BIT Teatergarasjen White Beauty was performed on the 28th of October as part of METEOR 2017 festival.
Onstage: Tanja Turpeinen, Daniel Klingen Borg, Mikko Niemistö, Riikka Niemistö, Moa Asklöf Prescott, Silja Kauppinen & Sara Guldmyr
Visual design: Silja Kauppinen & Sara Guldmyr
Light: Teo Lanerva
Outside eyes: Anni Klein & Tormod Carlsen
Production: Tanja Turpeinen & Daniel Klingen Borg
Languages: English, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
The performance is supported by Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Arts Council Norway, Fritt Ord Norway, Finnish Cultural Foundation: Uusimaa Regional Fund, City of Helsinki and Fond for Frilansere