Photo: Gustav Larsson
Wed 13.3.2019 06.00 pm Kanneltalo, Helsinki
Sat 16.3.2019 02.00 pm Kanneltalo, Helsinki

A Bird Named Agata (CANCELLED)

The dancing story of a bird

Telemann – Händel – van Eyck – Purcell – Couperin

Katve Collective and FiBO Collegium


The performances are cancelled after the accicent yesterday evening.

A Bird Named Agata is a performance that combines contemporary dance and Baroque music. It is designed and produced by contemporary dance collective Katve [blind spot] and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra’s audience outreach team FiBO Collegium. The story brings up the theme of accepting difference and imperfection through the perspective of a bird that can’t fly, and it reflects on different time perceptions and time periods. The artistic point of departure is Baroque dance suites and their clear characters, into which the audience can easily dive. The combination of Baroque dance suites and contemporary dance creates interesting and appealing effects, both from the dance and music perspectives.

All performers carry the story forward as equals, and the musicians also have a role on the stage. The performance uses a Bumper Ball, an inflatable ball that covers the upper body, as a dramaturgical and scenographic element. The ball represents the egg of Agata, the bird. The ball is a fantastic prop, which is now used in a stage play for the first time.

In addition to the regular performances, there are morning performances for groups on 14.3 and 15.3, which have free entry (preregistration required:

Duration: 40 min