Sari Palmgren: Fenced dreams

Thu 24.8. 19:00
Sat 26.8. 19:00
Sun 27.8. 19:00
Tue 29.8. 19:00
Wed 30.8. 19:00

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
-Audrey Hepburn

Gardens hold many secrets and stories. They are places where people work, relax and focus. Despite having different meanings for different people, gardens have one thing in common: they are a place for concrete actions, where an inevitable cycle reveals the boundaries between control and chaos.

Aidatut unelmat (Fenced dreams) is a walking performance by choreographer Sari Palmgren, zigzagging through the gardens of the Kaarela area. The performance starts in the private gardens of the residents and with the stories hidden therein. Along the way secrets are revealed, and they create a space for a shared existence and understanding. The different paths of the performance all lead to a common party in the Malminkartano fruit garden.

Aidatut unelmat is part of the Minun nimeni on art project aimed at building a communal city culture by Zodiak – Center for New Dance. The project, which began in 2012, is funded by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office. Sari Palmgren has been involved in the project from the start as choreographer, dancer, workshop instructor and filmmaker.

Apple orchard dinner

After a performance, you can enjoy a delicious vegetarian dinner in the August twilight in ambient surroundings of the apple orchard in Malminkartano. Served under a canopy, this communal dinner comprises around five dishes and selected non-alcoholic drinks to accompany them.

The dinner is served by Labby Catering, which had been cooking seasonal and local food for years before it became mainstream. The gardeners-cum-chefs know their ingredients from the seed to serving and make imaginative use of all plant parts. In August, when the harvest season is at its best, there is a wide choice of ingredients to choose from.

The meals served contain no animal-derived ingredients. Please let us know at least two days before dining of any other special dietary requirements at

Note that the dinner is available by advance booking only and that dinner tickets must be purchased at least two days before the performance concerned.


NB! Performance is experienced while walking about. Performance starts on Sitratori in front of Kanneltalo (Klaneettitie 5).

Choreographer: Sari Palmgren
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio & Esa Mattila
Music: Mikko Perkola, Tuomas Norvio & Esa Mattila
Costume design: Riitta Röpelinen
Lighting design: Ina Niemelä
Performers: Marjukka Savolainen, Mikko Perkola, Pekka Louhio & large group of volunteers
Project producer: Terhi Pursiainen
Production: Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus, Sari Palmgren, Kanneltalo

Sitratori, Kannelmäki

Sitratori, Kannelmäki

Klaneettitie 5

Sitratori, Kannelmäki

Klaneettitie 5


The performance will take place in the Kannelmäki and Malminkartano terrain. Parts of the route can be challenging for people with restricted mobility.

Tickets incl. handling fees starting from €25 / €15

Dinner tickets incl. handling fees starting from €49,50€


Contact information and opening hours

0600 10 800 (€1,98/min+lnc) or 0600 10 020 (€6,79/call+lnc) (Mon–Sat 8 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 6pm)

Reservations placed through the telephone service can be collected at box office or R-kioski vendors. There are national restrictions when calling to 0600-numbers from outside of Finland. For abroad customers we recommend purchasing tickets online.

Ticket prices include service fees €1–4 depending on the ticket price.


Serial Ticket
– 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
– available via box office and telephone service only

– discount prices for students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Pensioner’s Ticket
– €3 discount for full price tickets
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Group Discount
– 10% discount on full price tickets for groups of 10 or more
– available via telephone service and at the box office only

Additional information:


Elisa Helsingin Sanomat Veikkaus
Accenture HOK-Elanto Scandic