Mad House Season 4 is over, thank you – The 5th Season starts in January 2018
Mad House’s 4th Season brought on stage the fragilities of the human body, the need of consolation and humanity in today’s world. Season was held 13 January - 23 April 2017 in Suvilahti, Helsinki.
Mad House presented all together thirteen domestic and four international productions. Ten of these were premieres in which Mad House worked as a co-producer. On top of these amazing performances Mad House worked as a stage for three festivals: Mad Audio Days! focusing on audio based art, Hurraa! festival for children and Suomi 100 – Kekoni 10 minifestival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Petri Kekoni Company. Mad Bar had also the programme of it’s own featuring tens of witty, funny, touching acts, gigs and clubs.
Mad House wants to thank all the artists of the season: Samira Elagoz, Joonas Lahtinen and Luzie Stransky, David Kozma/European theatre collective, Erich Weidle and Kansalaisfoorumi, Maija Mustonen, Erno Aaltonen and Kaaos Company, Juha Valkeapää, Snejanka Mihaylova, Gertjan Franciscus, Mikko Niemistö, Volumen Express, Leena Kela, Fake is Fabulous inc., Hannah Maria Gullichsen and Tomas Szrama, Rosalind Goldberg, Sandra Lolax ja Stina Nyberg, Martina Marti, Matti Johannes Koivu, Aleksi Valtonen, Christelle Mas, Taito Hoffrén and Minna Kaisa Kallinen, the working group Erkki Pirtola Memorial Happening, Hurraa! festival, Oblivia, Sonja Jokiniemi, Loiske Ensemble & Teatteri Osiris, Henriikka Himma, Julia Lappalainen, Sonja Kuittinen, Fanni Noroila, Mikki Noroila and Fabian Nyberg, Masi Tiitta, Hanna Ahti, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Anna Mustonen and Anna Torkkel and the whole working group of Petri Kekoni Company + all of you who performed at the Mad Bar.
The programme of the fourth season was curated by artists Sonja Jokiniemi, Martina Marti, Mikko Niemistö, Elina Pirinen, Annika Tudeer and Juha Valkeapää. The Season showed once again the wide range of Live Art in Finland. And that it has it’s audiences.
Go check our Flickr account (>>) and listen to Mad Talk Helsinki podcasts (>>), both presenting beautifully the season’s spirit.
Next Season of Mad House will start on January 19th 2018 in Suvilahti. The programme is curated by Sonja Jokiniemi, Mikko Niemistö and Elina Pirinen and it will be published in November 2017. We have now closed the on-going Open Call and will inform when it opens again for new proposals.