Chekhov Machine: The Scapegoat

Chekhov Machine: The Scapegoat




18:00 – 19:30


broken clouds

With: Vapaan Taiteen Tila

Performance information:

Thu 24.11.2022 20:00

Fri 25.11.2022 18:00

Sat 26.11.2022 14:00

Space for Free Arts

Vilhonvuorenkuja 15-16, 00500 Helsinki

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Basic tickets 17€

Student ticket 0€

Support tickets 35€

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Language: The main language of the performance is English

Duration: 1,5h


Includes loud noises. The performance deals with self-harm and trauma.

I hate you

I hate me

I hate everybody

I want to hit you with a stone

shame on me

shame on me

shame on me

I am a loser



The Scapegoat moves under the layers of expectations and reason. Located in the world of the subconscious and senses, poetry and brutality, the basis of the performance is the working group’s own dark and destructive thoughts, which they try to hide from the light of day.

The performance makes use of literature and memories accumulated in the body of loneliness, outsiders and madness with the aim of breaking the apparent reality. What kind of encounters arise when subconscious impulses break through the norms?

Combining dance, literature, video and sound art, the performance explores the human being as a multi-personal and fragmented entity with many overlapping self-images. It asks: what are the sins of Western people today – or, on the other hand, the virtues?

Working group

Performers: Cris af Enehielm, Jonna Eiskonen, Antonia Henn, Meri-Anna Hulkkonen, Sue Lemström, Carl Lindgren ja Antti Seppänen

Director: Cris af Enehielm

Visual scenography and light design: Paola Guzmán Figueroa

Costume and stage design: Paola Guzmán Figueroa ja Cris af Enehielm 

Sound design: Ludde Allen

Music: Ilmari Heikinheimo

Sound technician: Aleksi Karjalainen

Thu 24 Nov 2022 – 26 Nov 2022 18:00 – 19:30


broken clouds

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