In Autumn 2016, ERI:s major venture was the international cabaret HITtoCaBBAret, a co-production with the Stockholm-based top musicians Lise&Gertrud.
The music consists of hits known world-wide. In the hands of the duet, the songs have been recreated into touching, polished diamonds, performed by two voices and a cello. Together, Lise&Gertrud have created an original artistic path that has taken them all the way from the concert stages up to a star position at the Nobel gala.
In HITtoCaBBAret, a theatre company moves from decade to decade accompanied by music. The actors perform pacy, touching choreographies in the spirit of each time period respectively. The lines play with words and open also to people speaking other languages than Finnish. Most of the songs are performed in the original language, i.e English.
Director and choreographer Tiina Lindfors also brings up questions about the status of art and the power of the market forces, questions that occupy us today. The show flows like a potpourri where the strongest spice, along with beauty, is humour – what else!
WORLD PREMIERE 15.9.2016, at ERI Dance Theatre
Choreography: Tiina Lindfors
Foto Matti Kivekäs