Rakvere Theatre/Telakka/Vanha Juko
A cooperation project between 3 theatres
Director and choreographer Ari Numminen
Director’s assistant Jussi Sorjanen
Lightning designer Katja Muttilainen
Costume designer Tiina Helin
Music Antti Raekallio
Cast Minja Koski (Vanha Juko), Jussi-Pekka Parviainen (Telakka), Petri Mäkipää (Telakka), Kaisa Sarkkinen (Telakka) and Mait Joorits (Rakvere Theatre)
theatre Telakka brings their production “Petroskoi” to Estonia
which is an ode to the vitality of small nations and their need to
sing, dance and tell stories. How to survive living on the border of
East and West, poverty and wealth, new and old? Telakka’s answer to
this question is a mosaic of rhythm, music and movement.
“What do you know about me, the history of my people and people like me? When I was young, I didn’t have anything… do you understand… nothing at all. Nothing but my own hands – these hands here. Do you know… do you understand what it means when a person has nothing? Only his hands. And what do you know? What do you know about me, you fat capitalist pigs? Come here, come closer, I’ll show you what these hands can do, I’ll show you what I can do with these hands… shows what you know. You know nothing… absolutely nothing… nothing!”
“Petroskoi” was co-produced together with Lahti Vanha Juko and Rakvere Theatre. As a part of the project, productions which talked about problems arising from living on the border premiered in all three theatres, forming a trilogy. In addition to “Petroskoi” which premiered in Tampere, the trilogy includes Vanha Juko’s production “Kullervo” and Rakvere Theatre’s “köök/keittiö”. In the spring of 2014, the productions which have been playing in their home theatres are shown as guest productions in the partner theatres.
The cooperation project between three theatres received the Finnish national theatre award.
The performance is in Finnish with Estonian and English subtitles.