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Total duration 1 h 55 min
1 intermission (25 min)
6 performances
3.3.2017 – 16.3.2017
Ballets
Almi hall
tickets
48 / 25 €
Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti; Stanislav Beljajevski, Ilja Bolotov, Jani Talo

The original Moomin story now a ballet

Comet in Moominland is one of Tove Jansson’s earliest Moomin stories. All is not well in Moomin Valley, and Moomintroll and his friends decide to find out what is wrong. On their exciting journey, Moomintroll meets new acquaintances, and at the observatory he learns of the comet threatening their home. What will happen to Moomin Valley?

Comet in Moominland was a huge success with audiences in its first season, and its additional performances were also sold out. This production forms part of the FNB’s programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence.

Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti; Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti: Tiina Myllymäki

Moomins can dance ballet too!

Anandah Kononen’s choreography brings this familiar, exciting tale to the world of ballet. Moomintroll and his friends are seen on the ballet stage, and even Moomintroll takes a dance step or two, although his body is not really suited to ballet. However, the characters encountered on the journey provide a generous helping of classical ballet! The ballet version follows the story of Tove Jansson’s book faithfully.

The fascinating costumes and familiar characters are attractive even for young viewers, but because of the occasional excitements in the story, the production is recommended for children aged over 4.

Synopsis

Heavy rain is falling in Moomin Valley, and the environment has turned grey and dusty. Moomintroll and Sniff embark on a journey to the observatory to find out what is causing these natural phenomena.  On the way, they are joined by Snufkin, who tells them about the comet. The trio encounters many adventures and meets new friends. Snufkin tells Moomintroll about the Snork Maiden, and Moomintroll dreams of her.

At the observatory, our heroes learn that the comet will brush the Earth in a few days’ time! They decide to hurry back to Moomin Valley, but first they must find the Snork Maiden!

Moomintroll discovers the Snork Maiden, who has been snared by an angostura plant. He saves her and asks her to come with him to Moomin Valley. The travellers are invited to attend a dance, but they soon notice that all the waterways have dried up and that locusts are eating everything in their path.

Back in Moomin Valley, the family retreats to a cave to shelter from the comet. The comet hurtles towards a seemingly sure collision with the Earth, but at the last minute it misses by a hair. The water returns to the sea, and the sun comes out.

Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti

“I hope that this ballet will remind us to be grateful for the many things that we usually take for granted – such as a loving family, faithful friends, clean nature and peace.”

– Anandah Kononen, choreographer

Creative team

Choreography
Anandah Kononen
Music (recording)
Panu Aaltio
Conductor (recording)
Harri Karri
Sets and projections, projections
Samuli Juopperi
Lighting design
Mika Haaranen

Cast

Moominpappa
Aki Pakarinen

Performing rights: Agency North / Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijat ja Käsikirjoittajat
Moomin costumes made by Artistiasu Oy.
Moomin characters: © Moomin Characters™

Tickets

1 h 55 min
1 intermission (25 min)
6 performances
3.3.2017 – 16.3.2017
Ballets
Almi hall
tickets
48 / 25 €
Fri 3.3.2017
at 18:30
Tue 7.3.2017
at 18:30
Wed 8.3.2017
at 18:30
Fri 10.3.2017
at 18:30
Wed 15.3.2017
at 18:30
Thu 16.3.2017
at 18:30
Töölönlahti

Moomin and the comet forms part of the official celebrations for the centenary of Finland’s independence.

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