The Sauna is a story of an old woman. Her intention to die is distracted by irritating spirit of sauna. This mythical creature, also known as the elf of sauna, evokes the corporal memories of the lady and takes her through the chapters of her womanhood.
The Sauna is a speechless mask and object theatre performance accompanied with live sound effects and original music.
In the Finnish tradition, sauna has been a solemn place, scene of cleansing, contemplation, birth and death.
According to Finnish myths, every sauna had its own elf whom you should care for and respect.
“The performance situates itself provocatively in the context of contemporary art world and cracks open the way we look at women. -- Intimate and sensitive. “
-Maria Säkö / Helsingin Sanomat
“Her relationship to her body is drawn with humour and respect. Sauna is a therapeutic theatre experience in a time of perverted self-image.”
–Isabella Rothberg/ Hufvudstadsbladet
Trailer made by Jari Järvi