The Olympic Shames


The Olympic Shames is a physical theatre performance and a spectacle for an unheroic era with empathic values. Through sports, ceremonies and dance, and with the help of Aidos - the goddess of shame, we celebrate the losers, the vulnerable and the embarrassed. 

concept and direction: Sandrina Lindgren
dance: Annastiina Saastamoinen, Linda Holmström
music: Marja Johansson
light: Pauli Juho Antero Niemelä
directing assistant: Liana Potila
Production: Barker theatre - a stage for independent art in Turku, Livsmedlet theatre
Special thanks to: Contemporary art space Kutomo and Dansateliers Rotterdam

The performance is supported by Svenska Kulturfonden


"The Olympic Shames is using insightful theater to turn our perspective around. What would happen if shame was something to strive for? Failure is a feeling that everybody experience. If it is set as the starting point something new is born, that is originally demonstrated in this performance."
- Suvi Satama, Turun Sanomat 10/10 2016