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Theater, dance, circus

Avanti! & Kapsäkki & UMO: Mahagonny
Friday 19/8 - Sunday 21/8
Cult piece is brought bang up-to-date with a fresh approach.
Mart Kangro: Talk to Me
7 shows starting from friday 19/8
Well-known and highly regarded across Europe, this Estonian-born choreographer investigates questions about performing and performers.
Eloge du Poil - The Bearded Lady
Monday 22/8 - Wednesday 24/8
With a burgeoning beard and escargot peeking from between her toes, the French circus artist and ventriloquist Jeanne Mordoj creates a heady mix of genres and gender roles.
Christoph Schlingensief: Via Intolleranza II
Wednesday 24/8 at 19 and thursday 25/8 at 19
Can we help Africa if we cannot help ourselves? This international mega production became the swan song for German cult director Christoph Schlingensief.
Liisa Risu: More or less love songs
4 shows starting from wednesday 24/8
The Helsinki Festival 2011 dance commission is fuelled by the conflicting emotional states of people in love.
Viirus: Identity is a Myth
7 shows starting from friday 26/8
The new generation at Viirus Theatre investigates what defines us and how we define ourselves.
Oksanen & Kaunismaa: Kertomuksia keittiöstä
4 shows starting from tuesday 30/8
Revenge turns into a walz, liposuction into a jig, as a woman’s life is brought under the microscope.
War on Stage - Martial Arts Theater from China
Tuesday 30/8 at 19 and wednesday 31/8 at 19
Skillful acrobatics, mind-blowing fight scenes, colourful costumes and beautiful masks are the order of the day as China’s finest display their prowess.
Lemi Ponifasio & MAU: Birds with Skymirrors
Friday 2/9 at 19 and saturday 3/9 at 19
Man, nature, mythology and the current day meet in the Samoan Lemi Ponifasio's breathtaking choreography.
Teatr Licedei: Pokatukha
Friday 2/9 - Sunday 4/9
The legendary St.Petersburg-based troupe expresses a baffling array of human emotions almost wordlessly.
Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
Thursday 15/9 at 19
NOTE: The premiere has been rescheduled!