Rehearsals of Memories for life are currently on in Viirus theatre in Helsinki.
When searching for links to the past the artists involved in the production have been visiting elderly homes in their different home countries. When listening to the elderly people re-telling their life stories we got a strong feeling for what is connecting humans over time and space, universal themes unifiyng people from different cultures.
“Memories for life” is based on those stories and inspired by the narrative of Odysseus, and actually we didn’t find only one modern Odysseus we found several. When looking back and re-telling there is a meeting with the inner self through the dialogue with the other person, It’s about accepting the personal life journey.