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Story Sharing Universum: I’m So Here – A Storywalk performance about identity

Produced by Story Sharing Universum & Teatteritalo Universum

Directed by Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen and Åsa Nybo-Bremer

The I´m So Here crew Alaa Altamimi, Ahmed Fahady, Albina Raivio, Amin Rasekh, Amjad Sher, Anthony Van Cleave, Åsa Nybo, Diego James, Jean-Luc Rossin, Katja Meriläinen, Margherita Zilliacus, Maria Kramar Von Numers, Markus Luukkonen, Max Bremer, Namrata Sethi, Nena Stenius and Sahar Arvekari.

 

In this strange place I ended up in
Do I look the same?
Do I feel the same?
Do I think the same?
Do I act the same?
Is this still me?

I’m So Here is a series of performances whose main themes are the individual and cultural identities from the perspective of the newcomer. How have I been received in the country and society where I moved or fled, and how has it affected me? What do I carry with me from my background and how do I and my identity change in the new culture and who then have I become?

I’m So Here invites to an immersive experience outside the walls of a traditional theater. The performances consist of site-specific story walks in which viewers get to experience the stories of the performers in different outdoor locations around Helsinki. The different environments influence the mood of the performances and takes the audience on a journey of discovery. As with all Story Sharing Universum performances, here too the audience has the opportunity to participate.

 

Part 1

An Island, the sea – Hopes and dreams Location Lauttasaari. Performances August 2021

Part 2

The Cave, campfire, forest – Roots, ancestors and ghosts. Location Vuosaari. Performances September 2021

Part 3

The Theater, the city – A new life, transformation. Location Theater House Universum. Performances February 2022

 

Part I : Särkiniemi, Lauttasaari.

Performances 14.8, 15.8, 22.8 at 4 PM
Free entrance / Limited audience capacity / Obligatory pre-booking
Performance language: English
Please note that the route of the performance is easy to walk but has restricted accessibility

Part II : Vuosaari, Helsinki

Performances 4.9, 5.9, 12.9 at 4 PM
Free entrance / Limited audience capacity / Obligatory pre-booking
Performance language: English
For Adults (+15 years)
Please note that the route of the performance is easy to walk but has restricted accessibility

 

Supported by: Svenska Kulturfonden, Art Promotion Centre Finland, Svenska Teaterföreningen i Finland, Samuel Huberin taidesäätiö, Stiftelsen Emilie och Rudolf Gesellius fond, Helsinki City and William Thurings stiftelse.

 

MORE INFO / PRE -BOOKING

www.storysharinguniversum.fi
www.facebook.com/storysharinguniversum
info@storysharinguniversum.fi


About Story Sharing Universum

The Story Sharing Universum project wants to promote the meeting between people from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and realities. The project started at the Theatre House Universum in Helsinki and aims to reduce prejudice, fear and racism and to promote equality, tolerance and inclusion through stage art and storytelling. In the year 2014 we created the participartory theater performance Under The Same Roof and developed the Story Sharing Café -concept . Our multicultural working group of ca 20 people from all parts of the world have organized numerous Story Sharing Café performances and storytelling workshops in cooperation with many partners all around Finland. In 2017, we were awarded the title Theater Achievement of the Year by the Finnish Theater Center and in 2018 we received the Stina Krook Foundation’s award for our work. The producers and directors of this project are professional theatre and storytelling artists Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen and Åsa Nybo-Bremer.


Tarinanjakamiskahvila synnytti Särkiniemeen yhteisöllisen kävelyesityksen, jossa maahanmuuttajat kertovat elämästään, Laura Kytölä, 16.8., Helsingin Sanomat