The Olympic Shames

2016



The Olympic Shames is a physical theatre performance and a spectacle for an unheroic era with empathic values. Through sports, ceremonies and dance, and with the help of Aidos - the goddess of shame, we celebrate the losers, the vulnerable and the embarrassed. 


concept and direction: Sandrina Lindgren
dance: Annastiina Saastamoinen, Linda Holmström
music: Marja Johansson
light: Pauli Juho Antero Niemelä
directing assistant: Liana Potila
Production: Barker theatre - a stage for independent art in Turku, Livsmedlet theatre
Special thanks to: Contemporary art space Kutomo and Dansateliers Rotterdam

The performance is supported by Svenska Kulturfonden

trailer: https://vimeo.com/200867478

"The Olympic Shames is using insightful theater to turn our perspective around. What would happen if shame was something to strive for? Failure is a feeling that everybody experience. If it is set as the starting point something new is born, that is originally demonstrated in this performance."
- Suvi Satama, Turun Sanomat 10/10 2016