Esitysarkisto 2020 Ninu Lindfors, Vanajan vankilan naiset: Maan päällä paikka
one is the swing between the birch trees
the hut high up in the trees where the forest road ends
so wide, so wide is the land
one is the wooden chest of little drawers
of buttons zippers ribbons and thread
so small, so small is the land
one is the crackle of burning firewood, the bird that sings
the abundant mossy field of blueberries
when so beautiful was the land
one is the lake that blinds the eye
so beautiful, so beautiful is the land
Small, medium-sized and big things. Place on Earth, directed by dancer-choreographer Ninu Lindfors, is a story about longing, yearning for comfort, and perspectives; of a journey towards a place that is not easy to find. It is constantly in motion and always going somewhere. For we are longing for somewhere different, looking for something different, just because.
Yet that something can be close enough to taste – like sugar on the tip of your tongue.
Taittuu ry, a non-profit organisation led by director Hannele Martikainen, has worked against marginalisation and for a more equal society through prison theatre for more than a decade. Place on Earth is a collaboration with six women from the Vanaja prison.