Light design 2005

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coêlho

Espoo City Theater

Directing: Anne Rautiainen
Puppets and scenography: Iida Vanttaja

On stage: Timo Ruuskanen, Juha Kajomaa and Mari Kahri

Premiere: November 2005 at Espoon Kulttuurikeskus, Espoo, Finland

In this performance the main interest was to create dreamlike visions of Santiago's journey and make the space functional in three different scales: those of small puppets and the scenography, medium-sized puppets and actors.











Alue ( Zone )

Favela Vera Ortiz

Choreography: Favela Vera Ortiz
Sound Design: Jan Noponen
Costume: Niina Huovinen
Light Design: Minna Heikkilä
Performer:  Tanja Kuisma

Premiere:  8.9.2005 Indie Art Factory Festival, Ateneum-hall, Helsinki, Finland

Piece has been performed also in  Verstas III -happening in Jyväskylä, Nu Scandik -festival Tallinn, Estonia (2006) and Tanssisavotta-festival in Mäntyharju, Finland (2006).

A simple graphic and geometrical solo performance about personal zones, barriers and restrictions. Lighting design in accordance to these themes.








Opus Corpus

Favela Vera Ortiz

Choreography: Favela Vera Ortiz
Sound Design: Jan Noponen 
Costumes: Niina Huovinen
Light Design: Minna Heikkilä
Performers:  Riikka Kekäläinen, Tanja Kuisma, Kirsi Oinonen

Premiere: 29.7.2005 Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland
Performed also in Cultural center Stoa, Helsinki, Finland, 16.-23.11.2005.

Opus Corpus is a very minimalistic and clean choreography which focuses on slow and long lasting work with muscles. I wanted to emphasize that simplicity with my light design.








Satuja ja sammakoita ( Fairytales and frogs )

Dance Theater Raatikko

Choreography: Marja Korhola

Set Design and Costumes: Terttu Torkkola

Sound Design: Timo Muurinen

Light design: Minna Heikkilä

Premiere: February 2005, Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland

This is a touring dance performance for young children which combines characteristics from common fairy tales and traditional Commedia Dell Arte. The main challenge with light in this piece was to create many different  visual moods on the stage with relatively small amount of equipment, so that touring would be as easy as possible. The light set consists of 18 dimmer channels.








Works of 2005 not in gallery:

Theater Academy of Finland: Flowers to Algernon
Direction: Satu Linnapuomi
Helsinki, Finland

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