Wednesday, April 28, 2021

ECHOES


                             Soon we will have our opening night. Live.

                    On 26.5 at Barker theatre. And hopefully with audience.

ECHOES- a piece made in cooperation with minority studies at åbo akademi. A piece which is part of the project #forcingtheimpossible 

On stage Robert Stowe/Evgeny Kostyukov/ Bror Österlund/ Marjan Raar

Lights Jukka Haataja

Sound Bikkie Skeef

Paintings Baukje Spaltro


                  picture by Reino Koivula



Monday, November 23, 2020

Into the Cloud opening night 25.11 at 19.00 at Barker-theatre

 There we go , half a year delayed but now we are ready to perform.

 At Fringe festival on 20.11 at 19.30 and 21.11 at 16.30 try-outs 

Here the link on more information ofInto the Cloud!


https://marjanraardance.wordpress.com/news/








Barker-teatteri 25.11 at 19.00 OPENING NIGHT 

next performances : 27 and 28.11 at 19.00 and 29.11 at 15.00

Please reserve your tickets at liput@barkerteatteri.fi 

We take in only 20 people due to corona safety regulations. 


And on December 3 we perform a special Xmas edition  at the library in Turku as part of the Xmas calendar of the dance center of western Finland. 



And finally we perform at the 3 colors festival at Aurinkobaletti in Turku on 12.12 in the evening.

See www.aurinkobaletti.fi

UPDATE: we will be live streaming due to corona regulations. 

Get your link at Aurinkobaletti to join us ! Live streaming starts at 18.00 on 12.12.2020 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Into the Cloud UPDATE


 After a three and a half months break , we are back to work despite these corona times. 

We resumed our rehearsals of  Into the Cloud again, we made changes and  we added things. 

Into the Cloud will be performed in November at Finfringe festival in Finland,

thereafter at Barker-theatre and in December we join the 3 COLORS festival at Aurinkobaletti in Finland.

We are back again in Barker-theatre and work there until the opening night at Finfringe festival.









Monday, March 30, 2020

Into the Cloud

INTO THE CLOUD
a choreography about algorithms and viruses.
Danced by Anna Jolma and Evgeny Kostyukov
Music and sound Bikkie Skeef
Lights by Antton Kainulainen








Performances: November 2020
FINFRINGE FESTIVAL TURKU 20 & 21.11
tickets through the finfringe website!








pictures taken in rehearsal 








Thursday, March 14, 2019

KÅNKEN- phase 3 #Coincidences opening night 14.10 at 19.00

KÅNKEN phase 3 #Coincidences-SweetDreams Kollektiv




Performances Monday 14.10 at 19.00 opening night. 

Tuesday 15.10 at 19.00 / *Wednesday 16.10 at 20.00 / *Thursday 17.10 at 20.30. * part of Stretch Festival 2019 in Turku. 
All performances at Barker-theatre. 

More info here: https://sweetdreamskollektiv.wordpress.com/

KÅNKEN is a duet and choreography in which dance-artists Marjan Raar and Linda Björkqvist explore the content of time, space and generations. 
In KÅNKEN the dancers are investigating and challenging the boarders and boundaries of the past and future in both physical and imaginative ways. 
The space invites, but also forces them into one place , into one piece and into one moment of sharing.
The power of art, the trust, the struggle and the common need to move forward makes KÅNKEN what it is right now.
Time is their common friend and enemy, time flies, time never stands still, time runs away, the future and past are melting into the big now.
Every moment, every move, they dive deeper into life and  time.
Dragging into the future, pulling away from the past, they struggle and find the flow that directs them into the moment, into that what matters right now.
The strength of 2 generations and their attempt to find common ground in KÅNKEN, has been a journey through movement , endurance and skill. The significant age difference of 30 years between both dancers gives this piece an extra flavor.
With this project SweetDreams Kollektiv presents an earthy, at times poignant, raw but also sensitive duet about the power of people and generations, the sense of time and the reality of life.

KÅNKEN

Concept and choreography SweetDreams Kollektiv
Dance Marjan Raar & Linda Björkqvist
Lights and design: Antton Kainulainen
Pictures : Jesper Dolgov


KÅNKEN is a production in co-operation with the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and got financial support from Svenska Kulturfonden and Konstsamfundet.
Duration approximately : 55 minutes

Monday, January 21, 2019

RAW- a kind of fairytale

RAW- a kind of fairytale

In this solo performance I created a story, which is the frame for this performance,
I choose the fairytale version of story telling, as fairytales have the ability to trigger our fantasy.

This fairytale has been stimulating my body and mind to create visual images and has allowed me to connect with things beyond understanding.

This fairytale is a fantasy-full story based on reality and strange things happening, which together, are the base and inspiration for this piece.

The dance is invading and surrounding the spoken words.




A fairytale about starting , about handicrafts , strange disappearances, about death and extermination while counting the stars. All ending in happiness..
Concept, choreography and dance       Marjan Raar
Text and Voice                                      Marjan Raar
Light design                                          Jukka Haataja
Sound  and composition                       Arttu Aarnio
Painting                                                 Baukje Spaltro / Amsterdam
Graphics                                                Dio Lau / Berlin
Photography                                          Reino Koivula

Here is a link to a short video from the newspaper taken out of RAW:

short impression of RAW

Supported by Svenska Kulturfonden , Barker-teatteri & Svenska Folkskolans vänner
















         Reservation: info@barkerteatteri.fi
 Tickets 15 / 10€

During the same evenings Jouni Järvenpää performs his new piece Full Frontal 2019.

Friday      11.01. 2019 at 19.00 opening night
Saturday  12.01. 2019 at 19.00
Sunday    13.01. 2019 at 19.00
Barker-teatteri Turku-Finland
www.barkerteatteri.fi