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Kalevala,The Way of Lemminkäinen,City Theatre Kuopio, Finland, 1986, Hannu Salminen as Lemminkäinen



The Way of Lemminkäinen from the Kalevala

City Theatre Kuopio, Finland, 1986

Lemminkäisen Tie (Kuopion Kaupunginteatteri, Finland 1986), is built on the texts of an episode of the Finnish Kalevala by Elias Lönnroth/Marita Yama, with ritualistic elements, group theatre and physical expression inspired by Asian theatre; with Hannu Salminen as Lemminkäinen and Helkka-Maria Kinnunen as Kyllikki, set and costumes by Annaleena Wegelius.

With this production, Maya made her break-through in Finnish theatre. In the picture Hannu Salminen and Seija Pitkänen.

The production got the Tampere Summer Theatre Festival’s Award.

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