Auraco's January newsletter

The Why Mix to be seen from Jan 27 to Feb 4

The Why Mix's premiere is this Friday, January the 27th! Have you already got tickets? If not, you can purchase them via Tiketti or at our ticket sale desk at Annantalo one hour prior to the performance.

The Why Mix has been in the making for a long time – even though the premiere is yet to come. The production is a part of the Mapping – a Map on the Aesthetics of Performing Arts for Early Years project of the EU’s Creative Europe programme. Here are some photo memories along the way:

One of the first Mapping workshops was held in Ljubljana in 2019, and The Why Mix was kicked off. Director Päivi Aura and dancers Kati Lehtola and Veera Lamberg took part in the workshop.

During the autumn 2020 we worked on the production with a premiere in mind. However, the corona restrictions postponed the premiere – and got us used to working with masks too. The music is composed and played by Heli Hartikainan and the costumes are designed and made by Piritta Kämi-Conway.

On the summer of 2021 we continued the work but bad luck followed us.

Even Bernie Sanders joined us for a moment...

In 2023 Maria Autio joined the team. Now the premiere is getting closer and closer, and we are thrilled! Third time's a charm, right?

It's time for another HELMIME workshop!

Great news! A much asked mime workshop is here again! This time it's Tomaš Kasprzyk's turn to lead a Contemporary Mime workshop in Helsinki on February 25–26. The registration is now open. Secure your spot and see for yourself why our mime workshops have been so popular!



The Why Mix

January 27, 2023 at 18:00 (premiere)
Februay 2, 2023 at 18:00
February 4, 2023 at 14:00

Tickets from Tiketti

Annantalo's performances:

January 28, 2023 at 14:00 (free entry, registration at starting from 10 January) The performance is part of the Small Size Days -festival

January 31, 2023 at 10:00 & February 1, 2023 at 10:00 (for daycare and school groups only.)

Performances in Annantalo Hall

Annantalo Arts Centre, Annankatu 30, Helsinki



Contemporary Mime

25–26 Feb 2023 at 10:00–16:00
Cable Factory, Helsinki


The Why Mix photos: Minna Hatinen

Memory lane photos: from performers' archives

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