Neo-Hamlet. Photo: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen. Graphic artist: Rikard Lassenius


Markus Sundblom, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen ja Rikard Lassenius

Neo-Hamlet is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic that brings together many artistic disciplines: drama, literature, animation, graphics, film, visual art and sound art.

The work locates itself on the interfaces between different art forms, and the ensemble comprises people from different artistic disciplines. The goal is to create a Hamlet that is accessible to the contemporary audience. The work is presented as a video projection.

The director of Neo-Hamlet is Markus Sundblom. A graduate of the Finnish Theatre Academy, he already explored the dynamic between theatre and other art forms as a student. Cinematographer Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen has an MA in drama from the University of Tampere and a degree in cinematography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has filmed documentaries and feature films as well as video installations and dance films. The graphic artist, animator and director Rikard Lassenius has made animated films, documentaries and video art. He has also worked as a graphic designer and animator for television shows.

There will be two performances of Neo-Hamlet on the opening night, one of which will be in Swedish. All other performances are in Finnish.

Click here to watch the trailer »