Cracks in the isle

Cracks in the Island (Saaren halkeamia) is a music and dance piece performed in a hiking form in Vallisaari, Helsinki. It is a communal journey where nature, humans and art meet in a unique environment. The breath of rock, memories twirling in the wind and music traveling on the surface of the pond invite the audience to quiet down and enjoy the performance experience. The island and the sea surrounding it will appear in a new light for a while through the performance.

Cracks in the Island will have its premiere in August 2018. The working group of five people consist of versatile professional artists of dance and music. The group wants to offer the audience an opportunity to surrender to an unhurried existence. Cracks in the Island as a sequel to the directors’ previous pieces that were also tied to certain locations, e.g. Seurasaari and Koli national park.

During the performance the audience will walk along the outdoor paths in silence. Please note that the terrain is at some places hilly and that the length of the walk is approximately 3 kilometres. The duration of the performance is 1,5 hours. The performance is recommended for everyone over 7 years of age, without language or cultural boundaries.

Weather conditions permitting: performance will be cancelled in case of hard rain or storm.

Performances in Vallisaari 23.–26.8. at 18.


23 € basic ticket + handling fee from 1 €
16 € students, retirees, children, the unemployed, theatre professionals + handling fee from 1 €
43 € patron of arts ticket for the well-to-do audiences + handling fee from 1 €

You can also buy tickets with cash in Vallisaari 30 minutes before the show. You can also order the performance to be shown for groups.

There is a ferry JT-line to Vallisaari from Kauppatori at 17.30. Gathering and leaving for the show from Vallisaari’s Luotsipiha at 18. The trip back from Vallisaari to Kauppatori at 19.50. Two-way ticket at JT-line costs 8 € (not included in the ticket price).

Vallisaari is an island right in front of Helsinki, that was opened to the public in the spring 2016 after a long time. Due to its nature, beautiful views and history Vallisaari is a versatile place.

The performance is executed in collaboration with Metsähallitus.