FLOWER OF LIFE
First there was the seed. The seed fell down on the cold autumn ground. Then the frosty winter came and the seed fell into a long sleep under a blanket of snow. In the spring, the seed was warmed up by the sun again… And this is how the seed began its journey and grew into a blossoming fragrant flower. Then autumn came around again. And before the flower withered away, it scattered its seeds on the ground. First there was the seed…
The production focuses on the natural cycle of life, the changing seasons and the life of a flower. The flower is a creature that grows from a tiny seed into a blossoming beauty and sees its life come to an end, but a new seed is planted next to it again... And the story of life in nature goes on.
The production Flower of Life is the first in a planned trilogy of productions on the topic of nature.
Duration: 30 minutes
Age: 6 months+
Idea and concept: Katja Kähkönen, Mateja Ocepek, Katja Povše
Direction: Katja Kähkönen, Katja Povše, Mateja Ocepek
Choreography: Henna Matanuska
Visual imagery and set design: Katja Kähkönen, Mateja Ocepek, Katja Povše
Flower costume design: Iztok Hrga
Music: Gregor Zemljič
Performers: Henna Matanuska, Katja Kähkönen
Photography: Heikki Järvinen
Production: AEIOU Theater for Babies and Toddlers
Co-production: House of Children and Arts, Rulla Culture Centre, City of Tampere
The project was supported by The City of Ljubljana - Department of Culture, The Arts Promotion Center Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Samuel Huber Foundation, The Alli Paasikivi Foundation and The Alfred Kordelin Foundation.
14.11.2020, Monitoimitalo 13, Tampere, Finland
5.12.2020, House of Children and Arts, Ljubljana