The romantic mind. A production for two choirs, a cast of actors and musicians.
The romantic mind – a new theatre production of Kolmas Tila (Third Space) premiers in Turku in 27th of August 2021. Tickets are for sale on lippu.fi.
What is the romantic mind? What is the connection between the natural philosophy of the Romantic Era and posthumanistic thinking? What was Romanticism like in Turku in the beginning of the 19th century?
The Romantic Mind is a collaboration between Third Space and two local choirs, Florakören and Brahe Djäknar. The music for the production is composed by Ulf Långbacka and Kari Mäkiranta. The piece takes place in Turku during the Romantic Era.
Intermingling historical facts and fiction, The Romantic Mind is a treatise on polyphony: not only in musical terms, but also as a philosophical, ethical and dramaturgical concept and a perspective on humanity. It is the simultaneous and apposite projection of several points of view. It is the contrapuntality of time, the plurality of space and the polyphonic nature of the individual.
The Romantic Mind is a critical assessment of human consciousness. It bridges the present with a lost era, a city and its inhabitants two hundred years into the past. It reaches towards the future like the natural philosophers of the Romantic Era, who critically examined rationality and man’s attempts to control reality.
Frank Berger, Cécile Orblin, Timo Torikka, Sofia Törnqvist, Kristina Vahvaselkä, Arttu Wäänänen / Janina Berman (voice), Eriikka Magnusson (voice), Antton Kainulainen (voice) ja Hannes Mikkelson (voice)
and the choirs Florakören and Brahe Djäknar
Seppo Parkkinen, Script and dramaturgy | Juha Malmivaara, Director | Ulf Långbacka & Kari Mäkiranta, Music and composition | Joonas Outakoski, Sound designer | Jonna Aaltonen, Choreographer | Sari Salmela, Set designer | Eero Erkamo, Light designer | Kristina Vahvaselkä, Producer | Arto Vesterinen/Pauhaus, Graphic designer | Antton Kainulainen, Technical desinger |