A wordless story of a woman’s body set in the mythical realm of the Finnish sauna.
In Finnish tradition, the sauna is a solemn place; a scene of cleansing, contemplation, birth and death. According to myth every sauna had its own spirit, whom visitors should care for and respect. The Sauna is a story of an old woman whose intention to die is distracted by an irritating sauna spirit. This mythical creature evokes her physical memories and takes her through the chapters of her womanhood as she considers the end of her life. The Sauna is a speechless mask and object theatre performance accompanied with live sound effects and original music.
“The performance situates itself provocatively in the context of contemporary art and cracks open the way we look at women. Intimate and sensitive.”
– HELSINGIN SANOMAT
Teatteri Metamorfoosi is a physical theatre company, specialised in mask theatre, object theatre and theatre clowning. The company was found in Helsinki, Finland in 2005 by theatre teacher and director Soile Mäkelä, theatre director Davide Giovanzana from Switzerland and sculptor Laura Mäkelä.