“Tale of the things that could have been said” is a non-verbal shadow puppetry show with a feminist approach to folk fairytales from Finno-Ugric culture, including
traditional music from Finno-Ugric areas as well as newly composed pieces. This project got kickstarted by Taike's COVID-19 grant and Teaterstiftelsen Vivicas
Vänner grant. 

As a shadow performance, the show is relying on the ancient empowering nature of lightness and darkness and their storytelling. The music is not just commenting on the storyline, in our aesthetics the music and the puppetry together form a special, abstract, but easily accessible audiovisual language. In the show we are combining traditional and contemporary music, different theatre approaches/methods which all together transcend cultural barriers. With “The Tale of the things that could have been said" we attempt to empower one’s cultural identity that expands beyond borders and social classes. We offer something for everyone regardless of age and mother tongue.

Creative team

Nóri Varga
 is a Helsinki based theatre pedagogue, performance artist. She pursued a MA in Theatre Pedagogy at the Uniarts. Her experience in puppet creation and manipulation, learned in Belgium, has a particular importance in her work.

Photo Petri Kärkkäinen

Maimu Jõgeda is a Helsinki based freelance musician. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of the Arts Helsinki: Sibelius academy. She has an active solo career, and in addition she is part of many different musical and inter-art projects.

Photo by Petri Kärkkäinen

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