The Sleeper Awakes


The Sleeper Awakes

GUEST: The Sleeper Awakes

By KVADRIFRONS as a part of Baltic Take Over

The Sleeper Awakes is a horror story about the everlasting daily life of immortal brainless zombies who inhabit a small seaside village in a utopian post-apocalyptic world. It’s a poetic and diverting study of the society which possesses the momentum and self-organization of culture, without the narrative imagination that gathers common purpose.

They do not coordinate to achieve concurrence, but calmly coexist in this culture gone awry. If they were human, they might be feeling a little uprooted, though perhaps we can understand a portion of their plight

Director Klāvs Mellis
Movement director Rūdolfs Gediņš

Performers Ance Strazda, Paula Pļavniece, Āris Matesovičs, Jānis Kronis, Reinis Boters

Sound design Kārlis Tone
Light design Nikola Suhareva
Costume supervisor Inese Tone
Producer Anna Ulberte

Age recommendation 14 +
Content warning Voluminous sound and flashing lights

Tickets will be released in 2023

Baltic Take Over

7-11 June 2023

The Baltic Take Over is a festival that takes over the city of Helsinki in June 2023. The festival co-curated by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Kanuti Gildi Saal and Lithuanian Dance Information Centre provides  contexts in which to present Baltic work, under the lens of Baltic curators.

In collaboration with four Helsinki organisations (Kiasma / URB, Annantalo, Viirus Theatre and Mad House Helsinki) the Baltic Partners will develop a city wide celebration with artworks from nine Baltic artists/artist collectives.

The urgency of this project has emerged from decades of the foreign gaze grouping three distinct countries, culture and histories, together. This take over will offer an honest presentation of Baltic Voices, individual, complicated and not always in harmony. With the generous support and faith of Helsinki based organisations this project will take control of how this Baltic identity is presented and give an opportunity to meet a diverse audience across four different locations.

Full Programme of events will be announced on Spring 2023 on