SLAP! is a work that is both rehearsed and performed in the forest. It is a captivating and humorous discourse that explores the challenges of life as a human being who tries and often fails… SLAP! is inspired by the worlds of Buster Keaton and Chaplin, among others. Contemporary dance, slapstick comedy and live music meet.

“We explore the world in our own slightly eccentric way, through comedy and contemporary dance. This work is created at a time when the world seems to be overrun with problems. But it suggests that even in dark times there can be hope and beauty, and that working together always achieves more than working alone,” says choreographer Saku Koistinen.

The melancholic atmosphere of the show includes subtle comedy, bandoneon and electronic music, dance and visually powerful scenes. The relationship with the audience is immediate and, thanks to the possibilities of the outdoor space, partially immersive.

Choreography by Saku Koistinen
Music by Philippe Ollivier
Dance and slapstick : Laura Koistinen, Saku Koistinen, Ville Oinonen and Vera Tegelman

The duration of the show is about 60 minutes.

The first performances will take place in :
Pusula on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 pm
Helsinki on Thursday, May 18 at 3 pm
Karkkila on Friday, May 19 at 6 pm

This show is produced by the Free Art Field with the support of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Kone Foundation and the Arts Promotion Center.