The brand new number 5/2016 of the most influential Finnish theatre magazine Teatteri&tanssi includes a superb review of R.I.P. SERVICES at URB 16 Festival / Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki! Full translation to follow soon, here are some quotes:
… R.I.P. SERVICES offered us one surprise after another; it was a very detailed crash course on dying preparation … did I become distressed? Not at all, because the pleasant soundscape, the precise script, intriguing video projections, and the common breathing exercises guided us gently to reflect on these issues … The performance succeeded to “scratch” a crack in the untouched “mental foil” of the human mind that keeps the fear of death away … The hour-long performance also included humour. It offered “personal trainers” for “death management” … This service that chaffed at life-coaching businesses, was, I would say, a frighteningly brilliant idea.
-Raisa Rauhamaa, Teatteri&tanssi 5/2016, Helsinki (translated by JL)