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SAMPO Festival was SAMPO XX in 2020

The SAMPO Puppet Theatre Festival was exceptional in exceptional times and with Finnish puppeteers: SAMPO XX – August 26-30, 2020!

All performances and events of the festival were free to the public!

There are performances for all ages, children and adults, indoors and outdoors.

The venues included Puppet Theatre Sampo, Annantalo, Teatteri Avoimet Ovet and Teatteri IlmiÖ and outdoor venues at Erottajanaukio and A-lava at Annantalo. For the first time SAMPO Festivals performances were seen also outside the city center at Malmitalo.

SAMPO Festival offers memorable, touching and entertaining performances for children and adults. One of the biggest puppetry festivals in Finland, it showcases artists from across the field, different styles of puppetry and visual theatre, and crosses borders between different fields of art. In addition to performances, the program also features films, workshops, outdoor performances, discussions and diverse artist meetings.

SAMPO Festival gives a place for encountering, also for professional puppeteers. For the first time in 2019, the Festival invited also guests from different countries around the world to see performances and take part in discussions. Domestic puppeteers have also had a chance to portray their upcoming work and ideas for a jury of professionals at our Open Stage event.

The festival is organized by Puppet Theatre Sampo.

 

SAMPO Festival was organized for the first time 29.8-3.9.2017, the second time 22.-26.8.2018 and for the third time 28.8.-1.9.2019. The program books of the earlier festivals can be looked at at the bottom of the page.

SAMPO Festival is a curated festival and we invite performing groups from around the world.

Check out the festival trailer here: SAMPO 2019 Official Festival Trailer

 

 

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF STORIES!

The Festival is organized by Puppet Theatre Sampo, that was founded in 1977 and has its premises in the center of Helsinki.

We invite people of all ages, shapes and sizes to enjoy the cosy atmosphere of our Puppet Theatre Centre and see puppetry performances for children and adults. We offer also art education: workshops and theme days. Sampo´s Fairytale Café is also open to the public at the theatre.

We are driven by imagination, humor and music. Welcome to be inspired by them! You may find some happiness, the treasure of friendship, a sparkle of joy in the middle of a busy day.

PROGRAM

Mrs. August

Around Erottajanaukio & Esplanade park - Wed 26.8. at 4 pm
for all ages

Tickets free

Come and join Mrs. August, as she greets all visitors welcome to SAMPO XX Festival! Mrs. August will take a walk in the heart of the city: Erottajankatu, Erottajanaukio and Esplanade's park.

Anne Lihavainen & Puppet Theatre Sampo

Radio Klaara

Outdoors at Erottajanaukio (Mannerheimintie 1) - Wed 26.8. at 6pm & 6.30 pm, Thu 27.8. at 4 pm & 5 pm
for all ages

Tickets Free

Radio Klaara, an interactive street theater performance spiced with music and dance. The masked theater character Klaara Selkonen, who can be seen in the performance, has been inspired by the illustrations that puppet theater maker and illustrator Milla Risku has been making for Selkosanomat (newspaper for clear speach) since 2015.  

http://www.millarisku.fi

Milla Risku is a masque and puppet theatre performer and a freelance illustrator. Humor and an unprejudiced mixture of different elements and art forms, such as illustration and masque theatre, are typical aspects of Risku's work.

Costumes, masks, directing, performer: Milla Risku

For all ages, nonverbal.

Fauna Humana

Erottajanaukio, Mannerheimintie 1 Wed 26.8. at 7 pm
for all ages

Tickets free of charge

Fauna Humana is a marvelous musical and dancing party that appears on the streets, markets, markets, in the midst of all the people. The characters resemble a human animal, or an animal human - as you like it! Fauna Humana is always on the side of good and defending citizens from the apathy of everyday life! It is a group of street performers whose activities are a mixture of carnival, performance, puppetry and masq theatre, dancing and mime, and general madness. We rejoice in the street, emerging in unexpected places, but we may also be involved in various events and get-togethers.

https://www.facebook.com/faunahumana

Fauna Humana brings together a group of puppet theater artists living in the metropolitan area. The founder of the group, Iida Vanttaja, is in charge of designing the characters. The composition of the group and of the musicians have varied, but the following have taken part in the Fauna team with Iida:
Mila Nirhamo, Anne Lihavainen, Ilpo Mikkonen, Susanna Hemmilä, Anna Uschanov, Anja Abonce, Elena Rekola, Marja-Elina Koivula, and Pentti Luomakangas, Pena Halme, Perrine Ferrafiat and Milla Risku.

Iida Vanttaja & co

Puppet Theatre Sampo: Fly fly ladybug

Puppet Theatre Sampo, Erottajankatu 7 Thu 27.8 at 10 am & 11 am
For all ages
30 min
Tickets Free

A little ladybug is searching for its place in the big wide world. On its journey it makes new friends with hilarious creatures that live in the grass. The ladybug wants to learn to fly, but it is so difficult! Fly fly ladybug opens to the audience like a children’s picture book – with a new friend from the world of insects on every page. Accompanied with versatile live music, this nonverbal performance that dives into the world of nature is ideal for the little ones as a first theatre experience.

First premiere 8.5.2018 Puppet Theatre Sampo, Helsinki.
Nonverbal.

www.nukketeatterisampo.fi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyrjh7_n168

Puppet Theatre Sampo was founded in 1977 and has established a Puppet Theatre Center in the centre of Helsinki, where there is a theatre, cafe and gallery with puppet exhibitions. The artists working at Sampo are professional puppeteers, musicians and visual artists. The repertoire of the theatre is rich and versatile, with live music in all performances. Many performances have become classics, that people come to see again and again. SAMPO 2019 Festival is arranged by Puppet Theatre Sampo.

Written and directed by: Iivo Barić

On stage: Sofia Airas ja Satu Lankinen

Visual design: Matti Westerlund

Music: Iivo Barić & Satu Lankinen

Puppets and scenography: Tape & Emma Komulainen

Lighting design: Immanuel Pax

Costumes: Kristiina Jokinen

Photos: Nikke Puskala

Puppet Theatre Sampo: Circus Sampo

Puppet Theatre Sampo, Erottajankatu 7 Thu 27.8. at 6 pm
0+
30 min
Tickets Free

In Puppet Theatre Sampos circus the marionettes come alive and fill the stage with music, songs and the magic of puppetry. Come and be mesmerized by Sampos fairytale world! The performance introduces different kinds of marionettes, and has live music, which is typical to Sampos theatrical art.  

http://nukketeatterisampo.fi

Puppet Theatre Sampo was founded in 1977 and has established a Puppet Theatre Center in the centre of Helsinki, where there is a theatre, cafe and gallery with puppet exhibitions. The artists working at Sampo are professional puppeteers, musicians and visual artists. The repertoire of the theatre is rich and versatile, with live music in all performances. Many performances have become classics, that people come to see again and again. SAMPO 2019 Festival is arranged by Puppet Theatre Sampo.

Created and directed by: Iivo Barić

On stage: Susan Aho &  Iivo Barić

Lighting design: Immanuel Pax

Costumes: Kristiina Jokinen

Photos: Nikke Puskala

Teatteri Hevosenkenkä: Kummituskekkerit - Ghost party

Annantalo, Annankatu 30 Fri 28.8. at 10 am & 5 pm
3+
45 min
Tickets free

The ghosts of the Deserted House prepare for a birthday party: the silly Count Konrad Kullervo von Knackenhaus turns 550 at midnight, and little ghost Hugo and his friends are eager to surprise him. Does the surprise go south when an uninvited guest, cake pirate Sulo Sacher, comes and interrupts the party ...

https://hevosenkenka.fi

Teatteri Hevosenkenkä is a professional theater specializing in puppet theater established in 1975, Its repertoire is mainly aimed at children's audiences. The home stage of Espoo's first professional theater is located in Mankkaa, on the idyllic Juhannusmäki, in a 19th-century school building, which has been renovated and expanded into an ideal environment for children's audiences and which also includes three other theater buildings. In addition to the home stage, Hevosenkenkä performs in various parts of Finland and also abroad.

Theater Hevosenkenkä, Tusculum Hevosenkenkä and the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä together form the Children's Cultural Center Hevosenkenkä.

Directed by Patrik Drake

Production, puppets and costumes: Teemu Loikas

Lighting design: Anna Karmala

Music: Joonas Pirttilä

In the roles: Eero Ahre, Pekka Heiman

Scenery construction: Dan Knaster, Anna Karmala

Costume making: Fanni Lieto

Props: Sanna Aropaltio, Mira Laine

Nordic Puppet Ambassadors: Only one suitcase allowed

Teatteri IlmiÖ, Iso-Roobertinkatu 10 - Fri 28.8. & Sun 30.8. from 3 pm to 9 pm. Performance starts every 20 minutes. Only one person at a time. FULL!
14+
15 min
Tickets free, reservation required

Only One Suitcase Allowed is a fusion of object theatre and live installation for one spectator at a time. A moment in which visitors peer into secret, miniature worlds; a drama about people who embark on a voyage against their will, not knowing where or how it will end. In the course of a fifteen-minute journey to an unknown destination, a safe and familiar environment suddenly turns hostile. Step by step the world closes its doors and the female traveler is forced ever further from home. Her space in the world becomes smaller and smaller, until finally there is none left. This nonverbal performance was inspired by the story of Anne Frank.  

http://outisippola.blogspot.com

The performance is for one person at a time.

Reservation required. Reservations from the ticket office.

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FULL. Vacancies can be inquired before performances start on both days by phone from the ticket office.

Performances on Friday 28.8. and Sunday 30.8. at these times:

15:00
15:20
15:40
16:00
16:20
16:40
17:00
17:20
18:20
18:40
19:00
19:20
19:40
20:00
20:20
20:40

 

Concept, directed by: Outi Sippola
On stage: Merja Pöyhönen
Scenography: Linda Lemmetty ja Outi Sippola

Nonverbal

 

 

Nukkehallitus: Mytty-iltamat - Mytty Soiree

Malmitalo, big hall, Ala-Malmintori 1 Fri 28.8. at 6 pm
for all ages
35 min
Tickets free

Mytty-iltamat is a place where everyone has a common goal, the mustache escapes and even the shy one dares. Music is playing and the ”mytty” turns into joy. The performance is well suited for all people, both small and big. Mytty-iltamat (Mytty Soiree) is inspired by the Finnish soiree culture and the Mytty-iltamat organized in 1899 at the Primary School in Hamula Village, Keitele, where the program included a play, speech, poetry, music and mail delivery. The Finnish word ”mytty” can mean a bundle, a cloth roll or other vague little wrap. Things can go all fizzle, fall flat, or the whole world can open up from the ”mytty”.

http://www.elinalajunen.com

Elina Lajunen is a puppet theater director, screenwriter, actress and hat artist who founded the theater association Nukkehallitus ry in 2005 together with actress Reetta Honkakoski and musician Olli Kari. Later, light designer Saija Nojonen joined. Nukkehallitus specializes in performing performances that combine puppet theater, physical theater and music. Mytty-iltamat was originally made for the Seurasaari open-air museum.

 

 

Directed by: Elina Lajunen

Text: Elina Lajunen and working group

On stage: Emilia Lajunen (5-string violin, nyckelharpa, vocals) & Roosa Halme (puppets, accordion, vocals)

Music: Emilia Lajunen

Puppets: Heini Maaranen

Visualization: Elina Lajunen and Heini Maaranen

Costumes: Break / Kaisa Rissanen

Photos: Sami Perttilä

Production: Nukkehallitus / Elina Lajunen

 

In Finnish

Livsmedlet duo / Grus Grus Theater: Invisible Lands

Sampo Stage, Erottajankatu 7 Fri 28.8. at 7.30 pm & Sat 29.8. at 12 am
14+
55 min
Tickets free

Across the desert, behind our back. Up the mountain, down our spine. Over the sea, just under our nose. On the day the war broke out, we left home. Geography and politics are physically extended and transformed into organic performance platforms – our bodies – and we learn what touch, presence, and endurance really are about. With Invisible Lands, the visual theatre duo Livsmedlet, part of Grus Grus Theatre, challenges themselves in a unique meeting between puppetry and choreography. Invisible Lands has premiered 2015 and has been since then performing in Finland, Estonia, Poland, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Germany, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Denmark. After years of touring abroad it returns to Finland now! Invisible Lands won the Festival’s Director’s prize in the Banialuka festival in Poland 2018.

https://ishmaelfalke.com

www.grusgrus.fi

Livsmedlet is a duo consisting of Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, working in collaboration with Grus Grus Theatre.

Ishmael Falke works as a puppeteer and performing artist, as well as a teacher. He is interested in stories told by materials and spaces, in redefining the body, in contradictions, in the breaking down of old and familiar stories and in their reconstruction. His works have been presented in various venues from city theatres to garbage cans, from Israel/Palestine to Finland, from Russia to Brazil.

Sandrina Lindgren is a dance artist, choreographer, theater maker and performer. In her creative work, she is interested in exploring what a body is. She seeks answers to this by examining the relationship of the body to materials, objects, and the stories of our time. In her work, she uses influences from several different genres, e.g. object theater, contemporary dance, puppet theater, visual and physical theater, and bread baking.

Grus Grus Theatre is a 2007 founded project theatre, which does not aim at settling permanently in any working space, but instead works as a guest and collaborator part.

Concept, direction and performance: Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren

Sound and Music: Niklas Nybom

Light design: Jarkko Forsman

 

Nonverbal.

 

Only some tickets for places with limited view available.

You can ask if tickets have become free before the performance begins by phone from the ticket office.

Nukketeatteri Ofelia: Nimbu-norpan päiväuni

Annantalo, Annankatu 30 Sat 29.8. at 11 am & 2 pm
all ages
30 min
Tickets free

Nimbu-norpan päiväuni (The daydream of Nimbu the seal) tells the story of a small, curious and brave Saimaa ringed seal. The underwater world and the strange creatures that fly past his home rock set Nimbu’s fins in motion, and it sets off on an adventure beyond the home waters. Nimbu gets lost and sometimes he gets tired. Fortunately, one can always take a nap, and the little seal can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. But what does Nimbu dream about?  

http://nukketeatteriofelia.fi

Nukketeatteri Ofelia (Puppet Theater Ofelia) is a touring theater, whose performances can be ordered for kindergartens, schools, service houses, cultural centers, libraries and various events for the whole family throughout the year. The theater is Anne’s solo theater, but each performance is built by its own team of skilled professionals in the field. Theater puppets, those witty, charming, adorable and amazing creatures; fall in love with them.

Text, puppets, scenography, direction: Anne Lihavainen
Music and soundscape: Petter Korkman

Almost nonverbal, suitable for all languages and all ages.

 

Fillariteatteri: Makkarapiruetti

Erottajanaukio, Mannerheimintie 1 - Sat 29.8. at 1 pm & 4 pm - Annantalo, A-lava, Annankatu 30 - Sun 30.8. at 4 pm
3+
35 min
Tickets free

Makkarapiruetti (The Sausage Pirouette) combines Finnish and Russian culture in a charming way. Makkarapiruetti is a solo performance by Mila Nirhamo that combines puppetry, word art and clowning. It reaches the minds and emotions of both children and adults. The performance is playful and comes close. What is important is interaction and encounter, sharing the story and joy. If you stop to look and listen, you may be surprised. Pärrä drives up to us and takes us into little stories in which grandmothers, birds and forest creatures go on adventures. The stories and the performance are like a child and play in themselves. Surprising, absurd and enigmatic in a lovely way. “Birds have blue eyes. Their feathers are for pens. Birds can give one feather at a time if asked nicely. Sometimes they drop a down feather."

Fillariteatteri – The Bicycle Theatre is a theatre that runs lightly and ecologically. A performance that gets almost everywhere and that when seen, even if just driving by, makes people smile. Makkarapiruetti is Fillariteatteri´s first performance, based on Reetta Niemelä's book. It was first seen at Kanneltalo in the autumn 2017.

 

Directed and dramatized by Mila Nirhamo

Puppets and visualization Iida Vanttaja and Mila Nirhamo

Music by Tuuli Kyttälä

Original work by Reetta Niemelä

 

Performances on Saturday at Erottajanaukio (Mannerheimintie 1), Sundays performance at Annantalo on A-lava (Annantalo 30, at the backyard).

Nukketeatteri PikkuKulkuri: Piki - Salamasankari

Sampo Stage, Erottajankatu 7 Sat 29.8. at 5 pm, Sun 30.8. at 11 am
3+
30 min
Tickets free

Puppet Theater PikkuKulkuri: Piki - Salamasankari / Piki - The Lightning Hero I want to come too! Piki was excited. He was going for the first time into the woods where the other children had built a hut. Piki was wearing his Lightning Hero outfit. The Lightning Hero was the fastest and bravest of all. But what happened then? The new friends didn't take Piki with them, but slammed the door right in front of his nose... PIKI is a story about bullying, self-esteem, emotions and friendship. The puppet show brings these important issues to the fore through theater and fairy tale. Viewers are offered a visually fascinating, music-filled and immersive story on an important topic. Based on Katri Kirkkopelto's children's book PIKI.

https://pikkukulkuri.fi

Puppet Theater PikkuKulkuri is a professional puppet theater that offers high-quality puppet theater experiences for all ages. PikkuKulkuri is a solo theater and Ilpo Mikkonen's long-term dream. Although the theater is based in Helsinki, PikkuKulkuri is at home everywhere, that is, it is a traveling theater as its name implies and comes to you at a glance!

Dramatization, direction and puppets: Teija Sivula

Music: Salla-Marja Hätinen

Scenography: Teija Sivula and Ilpo Mikkonen

On stage: Ilpo Mikkonen

 

In Finnish.

Kuuma Ankanpoikanen: Missing Amelia Earhart

Teatteri Avoimet Ovet, Erottajankatu 5 Sat 29.8. at 7.30 pm
13+
1 h 15 min
Tickets free

The (last?) return of Amelia Amelia Earhart is a hero, a pioneer of aviation and a role model for us all. In 1937 Amelia Earhart left for a flight around the world and then she disappeared, leaving behind a huge gap in the shape of Amelia Earhart. Merja Pöyhönens solo work is a perfect example of finnish puppetry, aimed at adults. With soulful puppets and miniature landscapes, it tells a touching story of pioneering and believing in the impossible. Airy, melancholic and, at some point, even humouristic, this puppetry performance goes on like the target of its yearning, boldly on its own routes, drawing an extraordinary picture of the double of its maker and the most important person in the world – Amelia Earhart. This beautiful, wonderful performance has been seen before at Puppet Theatre Sampo and on the first SAMPO Festival 2016, and now it returns. This will perhaps be the last time, that you have a chance to see this masterly example of Merja Pöyhönen's puppetry art, as it may disappear after this, leaving behind a huge gap in the Finnish puppetry repertoire. Maybe.  

https://auraofpuppets.com

Merja Pöyhönen is a full-time puppet theater artist, primarily a director and performer. She has directed small and really big performances, challenging herself - and others, artistically. Her performer training consists of both puppet theater and physical theater, but in addition to movement, she also enjoys speaking, dramaturgy, screenwriting, and analysis. As an author, she is very puppet- and puppetry-centered, and while she likes to combine elements of different art forms, she sees her strength especially in the persistent defense of puppetry, both in words and in deeds.

Text, director, sound design, on stage: Merja Pöyhönen
Puppets and set design: Heini Maaranen & Merja Pöyhönen
Music: Tienhaara, Swaying Wires, Eddie Hermoso
Light design: Jarkko Forsman
Performance lights & sound: Jarkko Forsman & Hilla Väyrynen

 

PERFORMANCE IS FULLY BOOKED.

Vacancies can be inquired by telephone before the start of the performance.

Nukketeatteri Ofelia: Mörön unisukat

Annantalo, Annankatu 30 Sun 30.8. at 12 am & 2 pm
1+
30 min
Tickets free

Mörön unisukat - Little monsters good night socks Jussi the bunny is going to sleep. His bed is warm and safe, but under the blanket all sorts of thoughts about the darkness creep into Jussi´s mind. Jussi can't sleep. An adventure begins, and Jussi gets to know Mörkö - the little monster. Together they go to meet Mr. Darkness. Jussi understands that nothing bad can happen in the arms of Darkness. Mörön unisukat is a story about overcoming fear, about friendship and about night socks. The play is based on the book Mörön unisukat written by Nina Haikko.  

http://nukketeatteriofelia.fi/

Nukketeatteri Ofelia (Puppet Theater Ofelia) is a touring theater, whose performances can be ordered for kindergartens, schools, service houses, cultural centers, libraries and various events for the whole family throughout the year. The theater is Anne’s solo theater, but each performance is built by its own team of skilled professionals in the field. Theater puppets, those witty, charming, adorable and amazing creatures; fall in love with them.

Puppeteer, text and realisation: Anne Lihavainen

Music: Arto Kylmänen

Director: Oili Sadeoja

 

In Finnish.

Puppet Theatre Sampo: Harakka huttua keittää

Puppet Theatre Sampo, Erottajankatu 7 Sun 30.8. at 3 pm
for all ages
30 min
Tickets free

A diverse puppet theatre concert with many instruments, funny little stories about animals, and different kinds of puppets. harakka = a magpie huttu = porridge or similar thing to eat keittää = cook

Music: Maija Barić, Bojan Barić, Matti Kontio, trad.
Lyrics: Kaija Pakkanen, Aale Tynni, Maija Barić, H. Ylilehto, Matti Kontio, Tomi Purovaara
Puppets: Maija Barić, Petr Matasek, Iivo Barić
On stage:
Susan Aho: singing, accordion, percussions
Iivo Barić: singing, basso, charango
Antero Reinistö: singing, guitar, mouth organ

TEHDAS Teatteri: H.C. - Poeettinen kohtaaminen Englannissa - H.C. - A POETIC ENCOUNTER IN ENGLAND

Teatteri Avoimet Ovet, Erottajankatu 5 - Sun 30.8. at 6 pm
12+
1 h 15 min
Tickets free

“Dear Hans Andersen! I hope my answer will make you make a decision right away about coming to visit this summer. ” Summer 1857. Two world-famous writers meet when British Charles Dickens invites a long-awaited guest, the Danish poet H.C. Andersen to his summer place. Both gentlemen are living productive lives in the public spotlight, happily. The famous writers greatly admire each other’s works. Andersen is camping in the house with his noisy imaginary world and his characters. He hangs on to Dickens´ family that threatens to disintegrate from its joints. Both artists complex personalities and confusing life situations tangle during the visit, that is prolonged embarrassingly. Romantic, adventurous, aestheticist and aspirant Andersen was happy to join celebrities in the hope of receiving some of their splendor. He was socially clumsy and eagerly longing for approval. To counter this, he wrote touching fairytales about his marginalized, misunderstood self. The mismatch between reality and dreams disappointed him time and time again. This puppet theatre performance is based on the correspondence between Andersen and Dickens and contemporary depictions from their time. Live music, puppets, and paper-cuttings characteristic to Andersen take the audience on a journey into the mental landscapes of two geniuses. On stage are puppet theatre artist Timo Väntsi and actor Raimo Karppinen. The musician in the performances is composer Kari Mäkiranta.

http://www.tehdasteatteri.fi

TEHDAS Teatteri is a professional theatre from Turku, established in 2000. It wants to create new theatre art. Puppetry, performance art and collaborations with other art forms make out the core of the theatres work, with an emphasis on new productions, experimental theatre and the personal commitment of the performers. The theatre's home stage is in old Manilla factory by the river Aurajoki in Turku.

Directed and written by: Marja Susi

Artistic concept: working group

On stage: Timo Väntsi and Raimo Karppinen

Music: Kari Mäkiranta

Puppets: Timo Väntsi

Costumes and props: Mervi Kuittinen

Lighting design: Jarkko Forsman

Technical assistant: Antton Kainulainen

Danish language consultation: Adam Borch

English translation help: Ismo Rauvola

Graphics: Wille Heino

Photos and trailer: Jussi Virkkumaa

 

In Finnish and English.

Why is Mörkö smiling? Puppet exhibition

Annantalo, Annankatu 30 - Southern Glass Gallery, 2nd floor. 18.8.-30.8.


Tickets free of charge

In this exhibition, Mörkö and his companions lead visitors to theatre, fairy tales and picture books. Theater puppets are stunning works of art that are very interesting to watch. Every puppet maker has their own recognizable handprint and this little exhibition brings out this great area of expertise in the theatre field. But why is Mörkö smiling? The answer can be found in the exhibition. The puppets on display are from fairy tales: Mörön unisukat (Mörkö’s dream socks), Pieni ankanpoikanen (Ugly Duckling), Joutsenpoika Jykserge (Swan Boy Jykserge), Saamelaiset tarinat (Sámi stories) and Käkkyrämänty (The Pine tree).     Annantalo Southern Glass Gallery, 2nd floor. Annankatu 30.   Language Finnish   Open 18.8.-30.8.2020 Mon-Fri 9-20 Sat 10-16 Sun closed (Sun 30 August, open 12-16)

Puppet makers: Heini Maaranen, Mona-Rita Sanmark, Teija Sivula, Joel Nokelainen and Anne Lihavainen.

Curator of the exhibition: Anne Lihavainen

Working group: Tiina Kolehmainen and Petter Korkman (music and soundscape)

The exhibition was originally produced at the Children’s Cultural Center Lilla Villan in Sipoo and planned as a traveling exhibition.

Collaboration: SAMPO Festival / Puppet Theatre Sampo, Lilla Villan, Annantalo.

Bed time story, exhibition by Helena Ertz

Puppet Theatre Sampo, Erottajankatu 7, Blue Gallery
open during the festival

Tickets Free of charge

Art exhibition in the Blue Gallery at Puppet Theatre Sampo Free admission

FESTIVAL CLUB

The SAMPO Festival Club provides a meeting place for artists and the public at the festival. Get ready for memorable conversations about the performances and everything else, exhilarating meetings, serious and less serious subjects, laughter and relaxing!

The Festival Club is open every evening in Puppet Theatre Sampos Fairytale Cafe.

SAFETY ON THE FESTIVAL

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be extra safety measures taken during the festival

The following guidelines will be carefully considered so that we can all come to watch the performances safely together.

  • Only about a third of the places in the auditorium are in use so that we can maintain the necessary safety distances between individual spectators / groups. The auditorium is unnumbered.
  • The entrances and lobby areas are kept congested and we open the auditorium doors well in advance so you can choose your place in peace.
  • We hope you will stay at the place you have chosen during the performance. If it is difficult for a child to stay still, etc., it is a good idea to choose a side seat, so that you can easily get out of the auditorium into the lobby if necessary.
  • Please come to the theatre well in advance, hurry does not help to ensure safety.
  • If you wish, you can take your clothes to the auditorium, but the clothes rack in the foyer is also in use (we hope that larger bags will still be left in the foyer, for security reasons). Prams should be left in the courtyard.
  • Please also make sure that you maintain a safety distance of 1-2 meters to other spectators and staff in all situations, including the foyer and toilets. Staff will guide if necessary.
  • The theatre uses hand sanitizers, and we also recommend washing your hands when entering the theatre.
  • Tickets for performances should be booked in advance so that we can take care of safety and keep the number of audience members limited.
  • When booking, we ask for your contact information, in order to contact you if the performance should be canceled or after the performances, if exposures occur.
  • We prefer card payment at the ticket desk and the cafe.
  • We have intensified the cleaning of the theatre and we take care of the cleanliness of the surfaces several times a day.
  • Don’t come to the theatre if you don’t feel completely healthy!
  • Cough or sneeze only into a handkerchief or your sleeve if there is no handkerchief. Hand washing / disinfection is also necessary thereafter.
  • The theatre staff only comes to work completely healthy. We also use face masks / visors in customer service. So don’t be scared if we look like outer space types! You can also use a mask if you wish.

We follow the pandemic performance guidelines for the performing arts sector which you can find out more about on the Finnish Theatres’ Associations website (link) and we follow THL’s (Finnish National Health Service) current guidelines.

With these instructions, we wish everyone a wonderful time at the festival!

 

EXHIBITIONS

Why is Mörkö smiling?

In this exhibition, Mörkö and his companions lead visitors to theatre, fairy tales and picture books.

Theater puppets are stunning works of art that are very interesting to watch. Every puppet maker has their own recognizable handprint and this little exhibition brings out this great area of expertise in the theatre field. But why is Mörkö smiling? The answer can be found in the exhibition.

The puppets on display are from fairy tales: Mörön unisukat (Mörkö’s dream socks), Pieni ankanpoikanen (Ugly Duckling), Joutsenpoika Jykserge (Swan Boy Jykserge), Saamelaiset tarinat (Sámi stories) and Käkkyrämänty (The Pine tree).

Puppet makers: Heini Maaranen, Mona-Rita Sanmark, Teija Sivula, Joel Nokelainen and Anne Lihavainen.

Curator of the exhibition: Anne Lihavainen

Working group: Tiina Kolehmainen and Petter Korkman (music and soundscape)

The exhibition was originally produced at the Children’s Cultural Center Lilla Villan in Sipoo and planned as a traveling exhibition.

Collaboration: SAMPO Festival / Puppet Theatre Sampo, Lilla Villan, Annantalo.

Annantalo Southern Glass Gallery, 2nd floor.
Annankatu 30.

Language Finnish

Open 18.8.-30.8.2020
Mon-Fri 9-20
Sat 10-16
Sun closed (Sun 30 August, open 12-16)

 

Helena Ertz: Bed time story

Art exhibition in the Blue Gallery at Puppet Theatre Sampo

Free admission

 

Puppets From Around the World

This exhibition is about the wonderful world of theatre puppets. The visitor can explore puppet traditions of different cultures and see puppets from around the globe from the 19th century to the present.

Puppet Theatre Sampo Gallery

Free Admission

 

 

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TICKETS

All events of SAMPO XX Festival are free of charge for the public. 

There is a limited amount of seats available in each performance.
Reservations can be made by phone or email or at the ticket office (note: only one person at a time).

Ticket office at Puppet Theatre Sampo is open Mon-Fri from 10 am to 3 pm.

Tickets can also be obtained at the door if the show is not full. Tickets for SAMPO XX can only be obtained from Puppet Theatre Sampo.

Reservations: 020 735 2235, toimisto@nukketeatterisampo.fi

Ticket office: Puppet Theatre Sampo / Nukketeatteri Sampo, Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki.

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Venues:

  1. Puppet Theatre Sampo, Erottajankatu 7
    http://www.nukketeatterisampo.fi/
  2. Teatteri Avoimet Ovet, Erottajankatu 5
    http://www.avoimetovet.fi/
  3. Annantalo, Annankatu 30
    http://www.annantalo.fi/
  4. Teatteri ILMI Ö, Iso Roobertinkatu 10
    http://www.teatteri-ilmio.fi/
  5. Malmitalo, Ala-malmintori 1
    http://www.malmitalo.fi/


 

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