AURACO NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2015
Me-Me enchanted in China
Auraco toured for three weeks in April in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou.
The result was 13 sold-out performances, the three workshops for
professionals and one seminar, as well as a lot of visibility and
interest among the local audiences and dance professionals. Auraco
brought home some invitations for performing as well as co-operation
plans for the 2016 and onwards.
Some highlights from Me-Me's reviews:
"Me-Me returned to the origins of performing arts -- ritual and games. Improvised
body movements replace teaching of children by storytelling, without
glamorous decorations, sound effects, dancing or hilarious jokes" Macao Daily
See also how Auraco and Me-Me were presented in Guangdong's media and Hong Kong based dance review:
Päivi Aura as a speaker at 2015 ISPA Congress in Copenhagen
At the end of May, Päivi Aura talked about her work with children at
the 2015 ISPA Congress in Copenhagen. One day of the week-long congress
was dedicated to art and art education for children and youth.
The Congress of International Society for the Performing Arts is held
twice a year and is attended by more than 500 visitors from over 50
countries, from different cultures and from various fields of performing
Read more at www.ispa.org
Mr. Kookaburra and Kukkaroo performance information
Will Kookaburra litter, will Kukkaroo drown?
Premiere at Kanneltalo Sat 19 September 2015 at 15 and second performance Mon 21 September at 9.30.
Performance also at Karatalo in Espoo Fri 25 September at 10.00.
Direction: Päivi Aura
Music: Jouni Bäckström, Sami Kurppa
Roles: Jouni Bäckström – Mr. Kookaburra, Kati Lehtola – Kukkaroo, Sami Kurppa – Musician
Duration: 40 min
Age recommendation: over 4 years old
Production: Dance Theatre Auraco and City of Helsinki Cultural Office
The performance is part of the Small Size, Performing Arts for Early Years
project of EU’s Creative Europe programme. In collaboration also
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre and The Finnish Nature League -
Photo: Winter Chiang