DuvTeatern is a Helsinki based theatre company established in 1999 that consists of theatre workers with and without intellectual disabilities.
The company has produced its own versions of classics such as Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, a children’s play based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm and a version of Bizet’s opera Carmen in collaboration with the Finnish National Opera.
One DuvTeatern’s most recent productions, the poetry performance Den Brinnande Vargen (The Burning Wolf) premiered in January 2014 in collaboration with Klockriketeatern. The play was based on poems created by the actors in poetry workshops led by the two established Finnish-Swedish poets Tua Forsström and Claes Andersson. The performance Den Brinnande Vargen won the Antonia prize 2014 for the best Swedishspeaking performance of the year.
DuvTeatern strives to create an artistic work environment that enables mutuality and dialogue. The core of the work is the encounters between people with different backgrounds, from different art traditions, speaking different languages, people with and without disabilities.
Alongside with the artistic work issues concerning accessibility and equality in society and in the world of art are of central importance for DuvTeatern.
Photos: Stefan Bremer
was awarded the
Variations on Carmen
25 Sept – 29 Oct 2015
at Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid
In collaboration with
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia in Madrid
Welcome Happy Relative!
IMPRO with DuvTeatern
at Svenska Teatern, the Nicken Stage
Welcome happy relative! is DuvTeatern's first improvised performance created in cooperation with Improvisationsteater Stjärnfall.
The performance of the year
The performance Den Brinnande Vargen (2014) was selected one of five performances of the year by TINFO (Theatre Info Finland).
DuvTeatern won the Antonia prize
DuvTeatern's poetic performance Den Brinnande Vargen, that premiered in January 2014 in co-operation with Klockriketeatern, was chosen as the best Swedishspeaking performance of the year 2014. The Antonia prize emphasizes artistic courage and diversity within the field of theatre.
The soirée Den Brinnande Vargen (The Burning Wolf) premiers in January at Klockrike Diana in Helsinki.
DuvTeaterns and Stefan Bremers photographic exhibition Duva/Diva opens 20 April at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of Stockholm Culture Night. Anna Bloms and Långfilm Productions documentary The silent operasinger (2012) will be shown in connection to the exhibition 20.4 at 7PM, 26.5 at 2PM and 1.6 at 2PM. Welcome!
DuvTeaterns and Stefan Bremers photographic exhibition Duva/Diva will be shown at the Finnish Paris Institute from 31 October to 15 December as part of the annual photographic festival Mois de la Photo.
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Eyemazing is an award winning European magazine for contemporary photography . The fall 2012 issue contains pictures from DuvTeaterns and Stefan Bremers Duva/Diva series together with a text written by Caroline McGrew. McGrew is familiar with Duva/Diva after seeing the photographic exhibition at gallery Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art in Washington D.C. last spring. The Eyemazing magazine can be ordered online at www.eyemazing.com.
From February 23rd to April 15th, Stefan Bremer’s photographic portraits of the DuvTeatern actors and dancers in costume will be on display in Washington, D.C. USA. The exhibition DUVA/DIVA: DuvTeatern's Glorious Carmen. Photographs by Stefan Bremer is presented by Charles Krause at gallery CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART.
will be sent on January 24th on FST5 at 8 pm and can be seen at Yle Areena until February 23rd. The documentary follows the rehearsals and the opening evening of DuvTeatern's most recent production, Carmen, Bird of Prey. The film is directed by Anna Blom and produced by Långfilm Productions
Photographic exhibition and anniversary publication
Duva/Diva is a photographic collection created by DuvTeatern in co-operation with photographer Stefan Bremer, Blue Flamenco School of Dance and costume designer Paula Varis.
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