Miika Hyytiäinen + Jaakko Nousiainen

La Figure de la Terre

Two journeys, two strangers: the French scientist Maupertuis travels to Lappland to determine the shape of the earth. He meets Christine Planström, a young woman from the northern wilderness, who accompanies him back to the sophisticated world of the Parisian salons after his research. The two Finn’s, Miika Hyytiäinen and Jaakko Nousiainen, musical theater piece examines the concepts of foreigness, identity and survival. The piece interprets Baroque quotations using contemporary music sources. Singers, a cembalo and a Baroque trio interact with echoes, sounds and noises. The show will be accompanied by a real-time generated video performance.


DIRECTION Jaakko Nousiainen COMPOSITION Miika Hyytiäinen SCENOGRAPHY, VIDEO PERFORMANCE Mia Mäkelä MUSICAL DIRECTION, CEMBALO Daniel Trumbull CHRISTINE (SOPRANO) Estelle Lefort MAUPERTUIS (TENOR) Matthias Monrad Møller VIOLA Raphaëlle Pacault VIOLIN Anna Fusek CELLO Tabea Schrenk costumes Lisa Kentner DRAMATURGy Dag Lohde, Susanna Heise


Produced by Dag Lohde und René Dombrowski. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Schering Stiftung and KONE foundation. Supported by Finnland Institut, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Universität der Künste Berlin, Uferstudios and SOPHIENSÆLE.







13 14 18 19 20 


Suitable for Non-German Speakers

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