With musician Taito Hoffrén, we’re making a performance of fear, Pelko/Fear. The premiere takes place in June, 2019. Before that we organise some sessions that are open to public. Also, you can participate in the performance by writing us a letter about fear, what it means to you. We are very grateful, if you choose to do so. We’ll handle the answers confidentally, and don’t mention your name, if you say so. You can send your letter at pelko(at)juhavalkeapaa.net.
Slowly and with no hurry, preparing a performance Life as we know it, with choreographer / performance maker Maija Hirvanen. Our premiere in 2020 is faraway, but we were chosen to MOTI – a program that aims to make Finnish theatre & performance art more international. We wish it helps us go there where we want to go! Relating to it, we had a talk with Sari Havukainen from Tinfo. Next we’ll go for a residency at De Platoo, Brussels.
Lost Letter until 30 December, 2018, at Merikeskus Vellamo, Kotka.
This auditive play consists of letters that were sent from prison camps in 1918, and that are written and directed by Johanna Hammarberg, Juha Valkeapää reads, Maija Kaunismaa designed the sound, while Aki Sihvonen recorded and mixed it.
As narrator at Suvi Sinervo and Niklas Nybom’s radio essay Ääniin säilötty (Conserved in Sounds). You can listen to it at Yle Areena until mid-January, 2019.
People are saying….
Kann-Valkeapää: It seems a good place to build a house
Henriikka Himma, Demari, 14.11.2012
Juha Valkeapää 50 v / yrs
Martin Welander, HBL, 19.11.2014
Tuija Yli-Lonttinen, Kainuun Sanomat, 14.7.2013
Houkka Bros.: Radio Doomsday
Ott Karulin, Critical Playwriting, 19.5.2008
Houkka Bros: Vaeltaja / Wanderer
Kalle Holmberg, Ortodoksiviesti, 10/2003
Excecuted Stories I
Anna Teuwen, Theater der Zeit, 04/2014
Executed Stories II
Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat, 16.11.2013
Katariina Rebane, Eesti Päevaleht, 28.1.2016
10 journeys to a place where nothing happens I
Viljami Lehtonen, 23.11.2010
10 journeys to a place where nothing happens II
Egbert Tholl, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 21.11.2011