The Finnish National Opera and Ballet made a huge investment in the Finland 100 celebrations with a blockbuster production focusing on Finland’s history – and future.
The Land of Kalevala ballet spectacle by Kenneth Greve premiered on 3 November 2017. Its story touches on milestone moments in Finnish history and culture with a bold combination of various art forms. The end result is a playful, touching and slightly mad production that can only be the work of an outside observer. Land of Kalevala is at once a thank-you to, a celebration of and a wake-up call for the Finnish nation. It probes deep into the core of what it is to be Finnish. Do we understand our roots? Do we know where we are going? Do we still have the stamina to dig through grey rock, as the saying goes?
Recommended for children over the age of 9.