18:00 Uhr

Children and Other Radicals

Performance age 10 and up
FFT Juta
19€/11€ (red.)

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Child benefits, pocket money, salary, pension. From the cradle to the grave: money defines our daily lives in every phase of existence. In Children and Other Radicals, different generations take a look at the role of money in the distribution of power. The Finnish group Oblivia is known for their unique mix of striking ideas and minimalist performances. Now, Oblivia is working for the first time with teenagers. Using theater, dance and performance art, they explore equal rights, emancipation and questions of money and fortune. Children and Other Radicalsinvites young spectators and adults to plan visions of the future together.



Audience and Other Radicals

Introductory Workshop for Families on January 19th at 5 pm




With Niels Bovri, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna-Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer, young performers from Essen. Concept, Dramaturgy: Mikko Bredenberg, Meri Ekola, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Tua Helve, Anna-Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer. Costumes: Tua Helve. Costume Production: Anni Konttinen. Lights: Meri Ekola. Sound: Alice Ferl. Production: Oblivia. Coproduction: FFT Düsseldorf, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Helsinki Festival, Kampnagel (Hamburg), PACT Zollverein (Essen).


Children and other Radicals is funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Düsseldorf as well as the NRW Ministry for Families, Children, Teens, Culture and Sports as part of “Take-off: Junger Tanz”. Take off: Junger Tanz” is a cooperation between Düsseldorf based cultural, education and social institutions under the overall direction of the tanzhaus nrw.


Oblivia, founded in Helsinki in 2000, is one of the leading groups of the Finnish performance scene. They mix various genres to create minimalist, philosophical and entertaining performances. Their most recent pieces are “Nature Theatre of Oblivia” (2017) and “Museum of Postmodern Art – a five-part series” (2012-2016).