sky every day – a co-production between Espoo City Theatre and WAUHAUS arts collective – will premiere at Revontulihalli on September 13, 2023. In the play written by Pipsa Lonka, the coexistence of seagulls and humans at a beach resort creates a peculiarly humorous and audiovisually striking performance about mortality.
sky every day explores the coexistence of humans and seagulls at a seaside resort over four days. In the performance, flocks of humans gather at a sunny beach resort, pass time in the solitude of hotel rooms, and chat mindlessly on the terrace of an oceanside restaurant. The beach’s idle nostalgia is disrupted by a wall of dead fish that is pushed onto the shore from the murky ocean. The seagulls inhabiting the landscape observe the sunburnt beachdwellers and their activities from different perspectives.
The performance focuses on the reality of seagulls alongside the human experience. A central theme of the performance is the mortality we share with other species. The narration of this peculiarly comical and audiovisually holistic work is driven by documentary video and sound, alongside the space, light, and music of the performance. sky every day also includes Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s piece Cloud trio (2009), which is performed live by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
The working group from WAUHAUS includes Laura Haapakangas, Juni Klein, Jani-Matti Salo, and Heidi Soidinsalo. Working with them are cinematographer Jonatan Sundström and performer Salla Loper. sky every day is written by Pipsa Lonka. The performance includes Kaija Saariaho’s composition Cloud Trio (2009) played by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
Supported by: Kone Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uudet Klassikot – Nya klassiker fund, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Theatre Info Finland, Svenska Kulturfonden
sky every day premieres at Espoo City Theatre on the 13th of September 2023. Get your tickets here.