Roots – A Work in Progress

Rootrs_WorkInProgress3Troubadours is a trio of performance storytellers from different countries: Tom Van Outryve (BE), Markus Luukkonen (FI) and Torgrim Mellum Stene (NO). In May 2015 they created and performed the show MOBILE DREAMS in Ghent. From then they have travelled all over Europe with that first creation to great acclaim from audiences.

The 18th of October 2018 they are returning to Ghent to perform a work in progress version of their upcoming show ROOTS! In the show all three performers have dug far back into their individual family histories, the legends of their cultures and even their own DNA to find forgotten tales and memories of who we are and where we come from. With their signature humour, energetic performance and deep sense of wonder, 3Troubadours will take you to places and times you’ve never been before.

The work in progress performance will be in English, spiced with the native tongues of the performers

ROOTS – a Work in Progress

Wasserij, Toekomstraat 38, Gent, Belgium

October 18th at 19:30

www.3troubadours.com

Thanks for supporting the development of ROOTS

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Cloak of Air on Tour

VINDMANTEL – ILMAN VIITTA Autumn 2018

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22/9 Gävle City Library, Sweden

29/10–2/11 Svenska Nu  School tour, Helsinki 

21.11. Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki

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Cloak of Air (Vindmantel – Ilman viitta)

In a distant time, in a distant place, a powerful magician gives birth. Already the first night, the child is bathed in water from a holy well and dressed in magic spells. But will that be enough to protect it from all the dangers lying in wait?

A dreamlike journey from the cradle to the grave and further still. Mikael Öberg and Markus Luukkonen reimagines the world of the Finnish epic Kalevala.

Language on this tour: Swedish & Finnish

Production: Fabula Storytelling

 

Storytelling @ Sompasauna

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STORYTELLING @ SOMPASAUNA
RUNOKUU 2018
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August 22nd at 7pm
Sompasaaren laituri, Helsinki

Join us in sharing your stories by the open campfire of atmospheric Sompasauna! In accordance with Runokuu´s this year´s theme, the motif of our storytelling session will be roots. Storytellers of Samova ry, Markus Luukkonen and Ilkka Hautala, as well as musician Liila Jokelin will be pacing up the conversations by the fire.

Markus Luukkonen is a storyteller who combines folk lore, myths and personal stories in his performances. Markus tells his stories with a twinkle in his eye & in a down to earth kind of manner.

Ilkka Hautala is a teacher of eloquence (puhetaide) and storyteller, who wants to see the meaning in meaningless and legends as a pocket size property of everyone. Story is a tool, art and determinant of one´s humanity to him.

Singer-songwriter Liila Jokelin believes in a strong story. In Liila´s songs melancholic folk, old hit songs and punk-spirited ecstacy fuse into a tune with a core of raw joy and will to love.

In collaboration with Samova ry, Sompasauna, Runokuu

www.runokuu.fi

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Wise Fools @ Ireland

Ireland_posterWorld Storytelling Day @ Ireland! March 20th 

Poetry Ireland, Dublin 1, at 7.30pm Storytellers Markus Luukkonen,Csenge Zalka (Hungary), Jack Lynch (Ireland) and three of Ireland’s greatest poets Theo Dorgan, Moya Cannon and Paual Meehan with Bean an Tí Nuala Hayes…
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Mermaid Arts Centre  at 11.30am with Markus Luukkonen  and Csenge Zalka (Hungary).
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Lähde

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Coming on November 2017! Storyteller Markus Luukkonen and visual theatre maker & fine artist Anna Uschanov continue their research of different mediums of telling. ”Lähde” -performance combines storytelling, fine art and object theatre.

Site specific performances in North-Karelia on Autumn 2017.

Vuosaari Stories

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Welcome to a Story Walk in Vuosaari’s Aurinkolahti!

Have you been sitting in a metro thinking about what kind of stories people around you carry ? So have we! In our group there are people that have moved to East-Helsinki from all around the world. One of them is born in Paimio or Morocco, another one is from the Netherlands or Helsinki and the third one…

In the Story Walk we will move outside on nearby surroundings of Villa Lill-Kalvik and we will hear stories about life, dreams and also about Vuosaari.

Fri 29.9. klo 19.00

Sat 30.9. klo 15.00

Sun 1.10. klo 15.00

Free entrance / Reservations: 041 52 68 307

We speak Finnish and English and we can translate to many other languages.

Lähtö / Meeting point: Villa Lill-Kallvik, Juhannusruusunkuja 5 Helsinki

Säänmukainen vaatetus! / Dress according to weather!

Kesto / Duration: 2 h

Vuosaari Stories / Vuosaaren kesäteatteri
Group : Max Bremer, Tosha Einiö, Kajsa Ek, Tuula Hyryläinen, Seija Kitula, Markus Luukkonen, Zahra Sokangoo, Åsa Nybo, Hanna Pajala, Kai Rentola, Houda Wahbi, Willem Wilhelmus, Sarah Zarat.

Supported by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Universum

TARINAKLUBI Helsinki

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Samova’s new storytelling club in Helsinki! Every third or fourth Thursday of the month, professional storytellers bring their stories to the stage in Theatre Ilmi Ö. Join us for some amazing performances from Finland and abroad.

Teatteri Ilmi Ö, Iso Roobertinkatu 10 B

(Always at 6pm)

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Autumn 2017

21.9. Antonio Van Cleave (USA) & Bhavani Kartik (India) (ENGLISH)

19.10. Kaisa Osola (FINNISH)

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30.11. Markus Luukkonen & Mikael Öberg (Sweden)

(FINNISH & SWEDISH)

Vindmatel – Ilman viitta

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Midsummer @ Ireland

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FEST CONFERENCE 2017

Stories in Borderlands (21-24/6)
International Storytelling Festival (24-25/6)

FEST_FestivalAt Midsummer I’ll be joining the FEST Conference 2017– Stories In Borderlands. Finnish storytelling organization Samova Storytelling has been a member of FEST Inpo since 2013 and at this year’s conference we’ll represent Samova with my collague Ilkka Hautala. (At the same time I will represent Art in Integreation -project Story Sharing Universum and multilingual storytelling trio 3Troubadours.) The conference will be followed by a two-day storytelling festival in Northern Ireland, where I will share a stage with some great storytellers from different parts of Europe. Looking forward to meet old and new friends and to be inspired by conversations and new ideas for collaboration. See you at Ireland!

FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) promotes the mobility of ideas and collaborations in and across Europe. By offering mechanisms for sharing, learning, advocacy and relationship building, it wishes to empower the world of storytelling. FEST is an international non-profit organisation (INPO) based in Belgium but with membership all across Europe. www.fest-network.eu

Storytelling in Borderlands – PROGRAMME
Conference workshop topics will include: Storytelling and Education; Storytelling with Refugees and New Migrants; Storytelling in Minority Languages; Storytelling and Conflict Resolution; Stories in Translation; Storytelling and Contemporary Culture; Reminiscence Work and Story-collecting from Dementia Patients; Oral and Written Stories; and more.

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Thanks for Support: Art Promotion Centre Finland!