Kleine Monster by Jenni Kivelä is a performance about female monsters, aggression, shame, and greed; about fantasies and princess games of grown-up women. It is inspired by drawings of visual artist Stiina Saaristo, in which she portrays herself as exaggeratedly ugly, large and grotesque. The performers are also preoccupied by certain vicious women of our history, such as Imelda Marcos and the serial killer, countess Elizabeth Báthory.
What is aggression, and what do we need it for? Is there a dark side to each of us? An unpredictable shithead tyrant?
Is it okay if I tell you straight that this salary is not enough for this work?
Is it okay if I put my feet on your side?
Is it okay if I feel very agitated by some people taking up so much space in this world?
Concept, choreography, direction Jenni Kivelä
Performers Jonna Eiskonen, Niina Hosiasluoma, Kristiina Viiala, Soile Voima
Dramaturgy Eira Virekoski
Sound design Johanna Storm
Lighting design Pekka Pitkänen
Costume design Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Texts working group
Promotional photo Stiina Saaristo / Marko Mäkinen
Production Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kind People
Residency Dansens Hus Stockholm
Performance photos Marko Mäkinen
Post-performance discussion on 27.1.
Duration 55 min
Tickets 23/15 €