"The multimedia dance play adapts Tove Jansson’s The Tales from the Moominvalley. The Finnish classic is given a family friendly contemporary dance makeover and won a Shanghai EXPO 2010 Culture Award." thatsmags.com

keskiviikko 12. toukokuuta 2010

Misreadings Part 1: h2g2

Kuva: Ari Ijäs, ©Moomin Characters™

"Moomin Valley is a quiet, peaceful place somewhere in Finland. It was first discovered by Tove Janson in 1945. In Moomin Valley, eggshells turn into clouds and the rivers are (periodically) full of Rasberry Juice. In Moomin Valley, giant snow horses come to life and the Queen of the Cold rides accross the sky on winters nights... while in Moomin house, Moomin Mama, Moomin Papa, and Moomintroll himself keep an open house for all their friends..... "

(BBC, h2g2 Moomin Valley)

What is this all about?

You might find this information after googling the Dancing Moominvalley and BBC.


Let BBC explain:

"Welcome to h2g2! This tour looks at different parts of the site and includes advice on how you can get involved. The tour has seven parts including this one - you can use the links bar above to find your way through them.

We'll kick off with the answer to the most important question of all: What is h2g2?

What is h2g2?

h2g2 stands for 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
- an unconventional guide to Life, The Universe and Everything. This site - the Earth Edition of the Guide - is an encyclopaedic project contributed to by people from all over the world. h2g2.com was launched in April 1999, and the BBC took over the running of the site in February 2001 as part of a drive to develop new and innovative online services.

Anyone can write for the Guide, which already has thousands of entries on all sorts of subjects. Meaningful collaboration is encouraged and users help one another, feeding back on what others have written using a peer review system. The result is a living, breathing guide that's constantly being updated and revised, driven forward by the very people who use it.

h2g2's inspiration comes from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the best-selling book by Douglas Adams, one of the original founders of the site. Back in 1971, Douglas lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, thinking about the galaxy and how you might find your way around it. His solution, the 'Guide', was an ingenious device that offered advice about almost any place, object, entity or event you might care to name - all at the convenience of your fingertips. This vision is now approaching reality, both on the Internet and on mobile phones, in the form of h2g2."

Thank you BBC. That explained it all.

Me myself got very amused by this presentation of TooTicky. TooTicky beeing actually one the characters I performe in Dancing Moominvalley.

Thus, I can relate to this(...)

"TooTicky Is a remarkably self sufficient little girl with a large stripey jumper, a weight problem, and a predeliction for living in MoominPapas bathhouse and eating fish. She is quite fey and spends her time building snow horses for the Lady of the Cold and making fish soup."

Lovely. - To have a guide to Life, The Universe and Everything. Trustworthy. Yet unconventional.

Samuli Roininen, Dancer-Choreographer, Dance Theatre MD

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