is a halfway melted detective story that leads us into the
twilight zone between truth and the cover story.
show is based on the antique Greek myth of Prometheus, the
rebellious half-god who stole the fire from the Olympus and gave
it to humans. Prometheus was harshly punished for his did, but
fire lives with us to this day. The ancient myth is turned inside
out with the new interpretation, which gives the old criminal
hero a perfect alibi. What happens when the world's most ancient
crime is reflected to the modern popular crime tabloids scene?
PROMETHEUS wishes to expose the often forgotten human complexity
behind crimes: there is no good or bad, there are just people.
means of puppetry and fire art are combined to make this visual
and musical show. PROMETHEUS presents many different techniques
of puppet manipulation and performance in different scales. Its
half transparent stage elements and enigmatic light design works
as a visual riddle, challenging the audience to take a closer
look on the elusive borders between puppets and puppeteers, live
fire and dead material.
Script: Ishmael Falke and the
Composing: Henri Kivistö
props: Elina Putkinen, Maiju Tainio, Ishmael Falke and
Stage design and construction: Johanna
Performers: Elina Putkinen, Maiju Tainio and
Light design: Antti Helminen
of the show is 50 minutes, and it suits spectators in all ages.
had its premier on Friday, 15th of December 2006 in TEHDAS
theatre, Turku, Finland. The performance exists also as a shorter
version of 20 minutes, which had it´s premiere in Wäinö
Aaltonen Museum, Turku, in 2009.
taken by Antti Suniala.