Kalle Nio: The Green

Borrowing its name from the theatre slang term for the stage, The Green promises visually strong theatre, which uses stage magic, video projection, cinematic sound and scenic compositions as its means of expression.

The Green is inspired by hauntology, feelings of emptiness and unboxing videos on YouTube. The nothingness of an empty stage and green screen slowly turn into a living character that takes over the stage area. Combining 19th century stage magic techniques with the latest video and sound technology, the mood of this show without words ranges from the mundane to the abstract and magical. Premiering at the Helsinki Festival, The Green leads the audience to the brink of the unreal, where the border between reality and delusion is blurred.

Kalle Nio creates works that take place in the border zone between theatre, magic, visual arts and circus. Nio has performed with the award-winning visual theatre group WHS in hundreds of theatres in over 30 countries. Helsinki Festival has previously premiered Nio’s Cutting Edge (2016).

The show is realised in co-operation with Cirko – Centre for New Circus.

Director, performer: Kalle Nio
Planning: Kalle Nio & working group
Lighting and visual design: Kalle Nio & Johannes Hallikas
Sound design: Janne Masalin & Kalle Nio
Video: Kalle Nio
Singing: Tuuli Lindeberg
Script consultant: Silvia Hosseini
Technical and artistic guidance: Jouni Ihalainen
Music by: Janne Masalin, Perotinus, 猫 シ Corp, Anna Meredith
Production: WHS
Co-production: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Helsinki Festival, Oulu Theatre

The production of the show has been supported by: The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Samuel Huber Art Foundation, Kumu Art Museum, Silence Festival, Subcase, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Cirko – Centre for New Circus

NOTE: The performance contains flashing lights

Programme Notes (PDF)


Cirko – Centre for New Circus, Solmu Hall

Kaasutehtaankatu 1

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Tue 27.8.  19.00
Thu 29.8.  19.00
Sat 31.8.  20.00
Sun 1.9.  14.00


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