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 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
Our first salon set-up in the making © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
..which naturally calls for a Royal wave © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Nearly there © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
There! World premiere time © Institut Finlandais 2014
En français © Institut Finlandais 2014
The fantastic Clément Dionet © Institut Finlandais 2014
Wonder trio Marie-Ange, Clément and Naruko © Institut Finlandais 2014
Eric charming the entire room © Institut Finlandais 2014
Clément, Marie-Ange and the tango © 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
The exhibition was revealed straight after the performance © Institut Finlandais
© Institut Finlandais 2014
© 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!
All of this makes Riitta this happy © Institut Finlandais 2014
Marie-Ange and Marie- Ange © Institut Finlandais 2014
Clément and Velkkari © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
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