Paula Vilmi & team

Bringing Minna Canth back to life

Minna Canth comes alive as a big street theatre puppet!

The performance will be prepared in a workshop which is free of charge for the participants. Audience members will also get the opportunity to control the puppet. The instructor of the workshop is puppeteer Paula Vilmi and the music for the performance was composed by Timo Niemelä.

The Big Minna was created in workshops in the Kuopio area in the years 2017–2018. The goal of the project was to have 100 participants – one for each year of Finland’s independence – and it was exceeded: over 200 people took part in the making of Minna’s dress alone.

Welcome to the workshop!


Portrait photo: The Kuopio Museum of Cultural History, photographer Victor Barsokevitsch
Production: Arts Promotion Centre Finland & partners.