Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland
09 Oct 2016
Adverse Camber productions presents
Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland (Saatuja Sanoja)
Commissioned in association with Mac Birmingham and Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival with support from Sage Gateshead
Be transported by songs, adventure and the stories of Kalevala – Finland’s national epic and cultural treasure. Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape – the vast forests and lakes, the harshness of winter, the intoxicating summers. Experience authentic creation myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld.
Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and three virtuoso Finnish musicians make these 2000 year old traditional stories come alive with a touch of offbeat fun, enchantment and music that moves between dancing flutes, intoxicating rhythms and hauntingly beautiful sung melodies.
“They conjure up the landscape of the Karelian lands; we hear the birds singing, creatures stirring in the woods and, out to sea, the ice breaking as the seasons turn… we have been held entranced.”
“The Kalevala is reinstated and reinvented for our time.”
Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review
Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland is a brand new show from Adverse Camber productions – one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies. It is a rare opportunity to hear stories from Kalevala performed live and to experience the absolute pinnacle of Finnish contemporary folk music.
Tickets* Standard £12, Concs £10, Friends £10
*Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online