Fri 25.8. 19:00
Sat 26.8. 17:00
Sat 26.8. 20:00

Varjele is a dark, intense dance performance about compassion and what happens when you lose it. The audience follows the shadows of the dancers inside a hexagonal shadow theatre. The irrational and the wonderful, the mystic and the toxic alternate on the fabric as live graphics.

Is a theatre audience there to be entertained or imprisoned? What happens to humanity if we see others as nothing but shadows?

The choreography by Sanni Kriikku approaches shadow dance through postmodern show dance methods. Tölölab’s improvised music mixes the clear sound of woodwind instruments with live electronics and thumping techno. The artists behind Varjele work with the Helsinki-based Eloa-festivaali. Varjele and Eloa-festivaali have been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kone Foundation.

Artistic design: Heta Aho
Coreography: Sanni Kriikku
Dancers: Mia Jaatinen, Ella Koikkalainen, Marlon Moilanen, Pietari Vappula,
Samuli Emery, Sade Risku
Music: Tölöläb; Taavi Oramo, eloelektroniikka, Turkka Inkilä, huilu ja eloelektroniikka, Antti Salovaara, fagotti, Saku Mattila, oboe
Lighting design: Sofia Palillo
Set realisation: Kimmo Sirén

Cable Factory, Pannuhalli

Cable Factory, Pannuhalli


Cable Factory, Pannuhalli



Tickets including service fees starting from: 22,50–28 €


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