WHS: Cutting Edge

Wed 31.8. 19:00
Thu 01.9. 19:00
Fri 02.9. 19:00

Decapitation, perhaps the cruellest and most inhumane of all acts, is an inherent aspect of European history and culture. It is also the oldest known illusion performed by magicians. Cutting Edge draws on historical paintings, stories and myths in which necks are severed and heads are separated from bodies. 17th century paintings create a backdrop on the stage for simplified minimalistic punk aesthetics that together create a visually powerful and boundary-breaking performance.

Stylistically, the work plays within the grey area between black humour and tragedy, flirting with painting, dance, circus arts and drama. Cutting Edge studies the composition of the human form and the relationship between body and mind. What can we learn about humanity by delving into the core of human cruelty and inhumanity?

N.B. The performance contains flashing lights.

Concept: Working group
Direction: Kalle Nio
On stage: Inês Campos, Vera Selene Tegelman & Jukka Tarvainen
Dramaturgy: Henriikka Himma
Lighting & technical design: Jere Mönkkönen & Joonas Tikkanen
Sound design: Samuli Kosminen
Set design: Taneli Rautiainen & Kalle Nio
Costumes: Kaisa Rissanen & Mila Moisio
Production: WHS

In co-operation with:
La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie/Cherbourg, Le Trident – Scène Nationale de Cherbourg-Octeville, Mala performerska scena – Festival novog cirkusa, Kumu Art Museum, Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus, Teatro São Luiz

With support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framwork of the New Settings programme

Supported by:
Koneen Säätiö, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Taiteen Edistämiskeskus

Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

Helsinginkatu 58

Accessibility:

Disabled parking: The National Opera’s own parking facilities are intended as short-term (max. 15mins) and disabled parking purposes.

Disabled access: Fully accessible entry and entry to Alminsali and box office via Oopperakuja (Töölönlahti bay).

Disabled toilet.

Wheelchair seating/event: Several spaces available on the upper landing.

Induction loop available. Please let us know if you are intending to use the induction loop when booking tickets.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Reception/Front of House Manager:  09 4030 2210.

 

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Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

Helsinginkatu 58

Accessibility:

Disabled parking: The National Opera’s own parking facilities are intended as short-term (max. 15mins) and disabled parking purposes.

Disabled access: Fully accessible entry and entry to Alminsali and box office via Oopperakuja (Töölönlahti bay).

Disabled toilet.

Wheelchair seating/event: Several spaces available on the upper landing.

Induction loop available. Please let us know if you are intending to use the induction loop when booking tickets.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Reception/Front of House Manager:  09 4030 2210.

 

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Recommended age: 12 yrs. and older

Duration: approx. 65 min

Tickets including service fees starting from:
32,50–37,50 € / 27,50 €
S Group Benefit –4 €

All advance ticket sales: Ticketmaster Finland (formerly known as Lippupalvelu).

ONLINE TICKETS (24 h)

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The online store allows you to buy electronic eTickets, or you can order tickets to be delivered by mail (available up to 30 days before the event). For an additional fee, you can reserve tickets and collect them from a box office or an R-Kioski outlet.

– E-mail tickets (TicketFast): €1.50–3.50 per ticket (depending on the price of the ticket; see Service fees)

– Mailed tickets: €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees) + €10 per order (Finland) / €40 per order (other countries)

– Ticket reservation: €2 per ticket (to be paid when the tickets are collected)

BOX OFFICE

For contact information and opening hours, go to: www.ticketmaster.fi

Ticketmaster has over 80 box offices where you can directly buy tickets, or pay and collect tickets reserved online or via the telephone service.

– Service fee €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees)

TELEPHONE SERVICE (Mon–Sat from 8 am–9 pm, Sun and holidays from 10 am–6 pm)

Tel. +358 (0)600 10 800 (€1.98 per min + local network charge) or +358 (0)600 10 020 (€6,84 per call + local network charge)

You can reserve tickets via the telephone service. The reservation fee is included in the call price. You can pay and collect the reserved tickets from a box office or an R-Kioski outlet. Up until 30 days before the event, you can also order tickets to be mailed to you.

– Tickets collected from a box office €1.50–3.50 per ticket (see Service fees) or from an R-Kioski outlet €2.50 per ticket
– Mailed tickets: €10 per order (Finland) / €40 per order (other countries)

NOTE: There are national restrictions when calling to 0600-numbers from outside of Finland. For abroad customers we recommend purchasing tickets online.

R-KIOSKI OUTLETS

Tickets that have been reserved in advance online or via the telephone service can be paid and collected at R-Kioski outlets.

– Service fee €2.50 per ticket

SERVICE FEES (OTHER THAN R-KIOSKI OUTLETS)

Ticket price €10 or less – service fee €1.50 per ticket

Ticket price €10.01–39.99 – service fee €2.50 per ticket

Ticket price €40 or more – service fee €3.50 per ticket

HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS

The least expensive method for buying individual tickets is to buy them online (an electronic eTicket) or from a box office.

TICKET SALE AT THE DOOR

Tickets are sold at the door when available. Box offices Helsinki Festival venues open one hour prior to the start of the event.

A purchase limit is applicable to some events.

Right to changes reserved.

CONCESSIONS

Only one concession type per purchase

3 TICKETS
*get a 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
*available through Ticketmaster telephone sales or outlets only
*available for full priced tickets only

CONCESSIONS
*students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
*limited number of tickets available
*proof of eligibility must be provided on request
*not available for Huvila Festival Tent and Viapori Jazz events

PENSIONER’S TICKET
*a 5% discount on full priced tickets
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*not available for Huvila Festival Tent and Viapori Jazz events

GROUP DISCOUNT
*10% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more
*available through Ticketmaster telephone sales only
*available for full priced tickets only
*limited number of tickets available

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