Kuvaaja : Aki Loponen, Loma Graphics Oy
KokoTeatteri , Helsinki

Sad songs from the heart of Europe

8.10.- 13.12.

Performances In Koko Teatteri

  • 8.10. At 19:00
  • 22.10. At 19:00
  • 1.11. At 19:00
  • 5.12. At 19:00
  • 13.12. At 19:00
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The world-touring theatre performance Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe (play by Kristian Smeds) continues as part of the autumn repertoire 2016! Directed by Jari Juutinen, on stage Liisa Sofia Pöntinen.

”When all parts reach the level of excellence, we get real pearls” – The International Selection (BOZAR, KVS, Théâtre National de Belgique) 2015-16

KokoTeatteri 8.10., 22.10., 1.11., 5.12., 13.12. (19:00). Language: Finnish.

Kuvaaja : Aki Loponen, Loma Graphics Oy

Kuvaaja : Aki Loponen, Loma Graphics Oy

Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is a raw and powerful love story about the downtrotten and afflicted. This play is a touching vision of Europe – a continent where luck and fortune are greatly divided, and where young men undertake extreme and desperate actions where “the poor are robbed of even the shit from their pants”. Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe looks deep into the human soul with a Dostoevskian merciful gaze. It shows us that beauty, humour, and miracles flicker even at the darkest of times – that love can still trickle through.

Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is an award-winning Finnish theatre performance of an internationally working theatre ensemble sadsongskomplex:fi. The play is written by Finnish theatre director and playwright Kristian Smeds (XII European Theatre Prize for New Theatrical Realities 2011), based on Dostoevsky‘s classic novel Crime and Punishment. The point of view of the story is now Raskolnikov’s beloved Sonya, who finds herself driven to prostitution. Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is directed by acclaimed Finnish theatre director and playwright Jari Juutinen (5-year state artist grant 2016-20), and solely performed by astonishingly talented actress Liisa Sofia Pöntinen (Best Actress Award in Russia 2013, Atspindys Award in Lithuania 2014).

This is an unforgettably intimate theatre performance of a piece which has toured internationally to several theatre festivals and venues since 2013, and will leave you with stunned breath.

"Atspindys 2014"

“Jari Juutinen directs now as a master.” (Satanic verses from the heart of Europe, Kielipuolen päiväkirja, Finland 2013)

”Liisa Sofia Pöntinen’s interpretation of Kristian Smeds’ monologue ”Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe” seems to have hypnotized the full auditorium.” (Kainuun sanomat, Finland 2014)

”Fyodor Mikhailovich gets his fulfillment.” (Andrei Galitsky & Michael Sadchikov, Tribuna, Russia 2015)

Kuvaaja : Aki Loponen, Loma Graphics Oy

Kuvaaja : Aki Loponen, Loma Graphics Oy

 Автор – Кристиан Смедс. Режиссер – Яри Юютинен. Играет: Лииса София Пёнтинен. Сценография: Риитта Укконен при участии Яри Юютинена и Лиисы Софии Пёнтинен. 

Пьеса финского драматурга и режиссера Кристиана Смедcа «Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe» («Печальные песни из сердца Европы») создана по мотивам романа Ф.М.Достоевского «Преступление и наказание». Смедс фокусирует своё внимание не на Раскольникове, а на Соне Мармеладовой. 

«Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe» – это история любви, а также трогательный взгляд на Европу как на континент, где удача и богатство поделены, где молодые люди совершают экстремальные и безрассудные поступки. Пьеса «Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe» – это глубокое проникновение в человеческую душу, с состраданием, свойственным Достоевскому. В спектакле Яри Юютинена, финского драматурга и режиссера, все роли исполняет финская актриса Лииса София Пёнтинен, обладатель премии «Лучшая актриса 2013 года» (Международный фестиваль камерных спектаклей по произведениям Ф.М.Достоевского, Вели́кий Но́вгород 2013.) Премьера спектакля состоялась весной 2013 г.