Eyes as Big as Plates – The Musical (world premiere)

Thank you to everyone who came to Institut Finlandais for the opening last week, what an incredible evening! We are beyond excited and grateful for having had the chance to collaborate and perform with Clément, Eric, Marie-Ange and Naruko on the very first musical presentation of Eyes as Big as Plates to date. And to the incredible staff at the Institute, our wholehearted thank yous for making this possible – we miss you already!

For the ones who didn’t get the chance to see the performance live, we have the pleasure of sharing it with you here. Thank you Laura and Tuomas for documenting the evening.

The first hour of our 14 hr set-up session with the brilliant Aapo Nikkanen © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The first of the 14 hrs set-up session with the brilliant Aapo Nikkanen © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

'Recalculating' - Aapo in deep tune with some serious maths © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

‘Recalculating’ – Aapo in deep tune with some serious maths © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Our first salon set-up takes shape © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Our first salon set-up in the making © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

..which naturally calls for a Royal wave © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

..which naturally calls for a Royal wave © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Nearly there! © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Nearly there © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

World premiere time © Institut Finlandais 2014

There! World premiere time © Institut Finlandais 2014

En français © Institut Finlandais 2014

En français © Institut Finlandais 2014

The fantastic Clément Dionet © Institut Finlandais 2014

The fantastic Clément Dionet © Institut Finlandais 2014

Marie-Ange, Clément and Naruko working their magic © Institut Finlandais 2014

Wonder trio Marie-Ange, Clément and Naruko © Institut Finlandais 2014

Eric charming the entire room © Institut Finlandais 2014

Eric charming the entire room © Institut Finlandais 2014

Clément, Marie-Ange and the tango © Institut Finlandais 2014

Clément, Marie-Ange and the tango © Institut Finlandais 2014

Great audience © Institut Finlandais 2014

Great audience © Institut Finlandais 2014

It was the director's birthday this evening too, joyeux anniversaire to the wonderful Meena Kaunisto © Institut Finlandais 2014

It was the director’s birthday this evening too, joyeux anniversaire to the wonderful Meena Kaunisto © Institut Finlandais 2014

The exhibition was revealed to the audience straight after the performance © Institut Finlandais

The exhibition was revealed straight after the performance © Institut Finlandais

© Institut Finlandais 2014

© Institut Finlandais 2014

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Anémone and Jocie had traveled from Dijon and London to be at the opening. Jocie's very special bag is certainly a one-of-a-kind with this fabulous inscription: "J'adore les yeux grands comme des soucoupes." Oh the love!

Anémone and Jocie had traveled from Dijon and London to be at the opening. Jocie’s very special bag is certainly a one-of-a-kind with this fabulous inscription: “J’adore les yeux grands comme des soucoupes.” Oh the love!

© Institut Finlandais 2014

All of this makes Riitta this happy © Institut Finlandais 2014

Marie-Ange and Marie- Ange © Institut Finlandais 2014

Marie-Ange and Marie- Ange © Institut Finlandais 2014

Clément and Velkkari © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Clément and Velkkari © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

And then…

We proudly present «DES YEUX GRANDS COMME DES SOUCOUPES »  NUMÉRO MUSICAL, translated and composed by Clément Dionet and performed together with the irresistible baryton and Eyes as Big as Plates model Eric Meningand and Marie-Ange Gacherieu, accompanied by the great pianist Naruko Tsuji on piano:

EYES AS BIG AS PLATES «DES YEUX GRANDS COMME DES SOUCOUPES » NUMÉRO MUSICAL

2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing so much talent and creativity to us! Combining both lyrical performance to the amazing pictures made this opening so special. So nice to be there! Thanks for the nicest host and the whole Finnish Institute team. Hope to see you soon in Sweden ;-)

    • karolinehjorth

      Anemonita! We just noticed this wonderful post now – in August! Merci boucoup! And yes please to a reunion in Sweden! Or even better, in Oslo? warmest hugs to our favourite French fleur xxx

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