Ari Kauppila


Glims & Gloms: Antti Puuhaara (in Finnish)

Dance company Glims & Gloms’ fairy tale adventure Antti Puuhaara is a fresh interpretation of a Finnish folk tale. Language of the performance is Finnish.

In the local history museum of the village of Backing Paper, a performance of the play Antti Puuhaara is about to begin. The audience is already sitting in their seats when the staff of the museum receive a phone call from the theatre company. There’s been a misunderstanding, and the company has, by mistake, driven to the village of Paper Backing…

To avoid cancelling the whole perfomance – a tradition in the village – the museum staff decide to bravely take their beloved folk tale into their hands and perform their own fresh interpretation to the audience. As the story has many human characters and fairy tale characters, the resourceful staff decide to make use of museum objects. Also, the guiding principles in life of the folk tale are modernized to suit the values of modern museums.

Antti Puuhaara is a fantasy adventure full of excitement. Welcome to this whirl of adventure!

Script and direction: Tuomo Railo
Visualisation: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Animations: Leevi Lehtinen
Set design: Metti Nordin
Lighting design: Pasi Pehkonen
Sound design: Simo Heiskanen
Performers: Johanna Keinänen, Kaisa Niemi and Tuomo Railo
Seamstress: Nina Ukkonen
Carpenter: Matti Ervamaa
Production: Dance Theatre Glims & Gloms

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About 60 min, no intermission


16 € / children’s groups 10 € per ticket in the morning shows


Hurjaruuth Stage, Cable Factory

Suggested age



Language of the performance is Finnish

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