Full Measures


A chance meeting in a chaotic world of constant change. A couple unites in an attempt to measure, map out and define each other. Measuring has become an integral part of our existence. Do we still measure to improve our lives, or have the roles changed – do we now live to measure more effectively?

Full Measures is a trio for puppet artist, dancer and measure sticks. It is a visual and proportionally ambitious account on mankind’s obsession of measuring. Using unconventional techniques, we expand the boundaries and possibilities of object theatre.

Concept, direction and performance:
Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren
Guest director: Idit Herman
Sound design: Niklas Nybom
Lighting design: Jarkko Forsman
Dramaturgical advice: Ville Kurki
Assistant: Sarah Bazire

The performance is a co-production by Grus Grus Teatteri and Tehdas Teatteri.

Press quotes:

“The folding rule is unmistakeable in its millimitre precision, so it is brilliant to use it as the agent in this form of object theatre”
– Ann-Christine Snickars, Åbo Underrättelser

“Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren discover the movement qualities of the folding rules with fine distinction (…) their characters do with this object just about everything possible.”
– Jouko Grönholm, Turun Sanomat