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The Kalevala is reinstated and reinvented for our time – Wales Arts Review

Wed 6th Aug 2014

Fire in The North Sky

Cath Barton from Wales Arts Review came to see Fire in the North Sky at the Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival on Sunday 6 July 2014, here’s an extract from the article:

“The episodic drama which [then] unfolds, variously spoken, sung, played, is one which can be put together differently each time it is performed.  The thread passes between the four performers seamlessly and apparently symbiotically.  They conjure up the landscape of the Karelian lands; we hear the birds singing, creatures stirring in the woods and, out to sea, the ice breaking as the seasons turn…

 

Using their voices in myriad ways, and a panoply of percussion as well as traditional Finnish instruments, the four performers weave a spell which captivated the capacity audience who had queued long in the heat of the day in order to secure seats for the journey.”

Read the whole Wales Arts Review article.

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