Risku scenography

Besides a practicing architect Juhani Risku has acted as a scenographer and costumier at Finnish theatres and free theatre companies.

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Photos: Risku as cinematographer in Ivalo 2011 (left), and in Kokkola City Theatre 1996 as scenographer for Tankred Dorst’s The Curve (right).

List of plays where Risku acted as scenographer and costumier

Academic research and education theatre, Tampere University Drama studio

  • August Strindberg: Spöksonaten (the Ghost Sonata), director Kari Salosaari, Tampere University drama studio, 1993, stage and costume design
  • Bertolt Brecht: Im Dickicht der Städte (In the Jungle of Cities), director Kari Salosaari, Tampere University drama studio, 1991, stage and costume design
  • Jean Racine: Britannicus, director Kari Salosaari, Tampere University drama studio, 1989, stage and costume design
  • Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party, director Kari Salosaari, Tampere University drama studio, 1987, stage and costume design.

City theatres and theatre companies

  • Heli Huovinen: Hidden (Kätketty), Theatre Virtapiiri 2013, Inari; article Yle Sápmi, assistant, graphic designer and photographer
  • Aimo Vuorinen: Vodka tourists (Votkaturistit), director Ritva Savela, theatre group iValoiset, Inari, Ivalo 2011, stage design
  • Katri Kittilä (music), Miia Kärnä (director): Finnish Film Melodies (Suomalaisia elokuvasävelmiä), music Katri Kittilä, director Miia Kärnä, mixed choir and theatre group iValoiset, Ivalo 2011, cinematographer of the year
  • Taavi Simonen, Falling off the Map (Kartalta kariseet), director Miia Kärnä, theatre group iValoiset, Ivalo 2010, stage design
  • Actor in play Taavi Simonen: The Inheritance of Pootrust (Paskaluottuman perintö), diector Taavi Simonen, theatre group iValoiset 2010
  • Assistant and actor in film Story of Rita (Ritan tarina), director Pertti Gebhard, Högfors Finland 200o
  • Jonathan Swift: The Firenights of Gulliver (Gulliverin tuliyöt), director Untamo LepolaTheatre Vantaa (Teatteri Kehä III, Theatre Ring III), Vantaa 2000, stage design
  • Maria Jotuni: Since There Are Feelings (Kun on tunteet), arrangement Lasse Lindeman, director Teija Hyvärinen, Kokkola City Theatre, 1996, stage and costume design
  • Tankred Dorst: The Curve (Mutka, Die Kurve), director Mika Leskinen, Kokkola City Theatre, 1996,  stage and costume design
  • Jusa Peltoniemi: The funeral march of Hintrek Peltoniemi, (Peltoniemen Hintrekin surumarssi), director Mika Myllyaho, Kokkola City Theatre, 1996; Annual Theatre Prizes: Survivor of the year, Winner of year 1996 Theatre Prize; nomination to Tampere Summer theater festival 1996, stage design
  • National epic of Finland, The Kalevala, arrangement by Karoly Kazimir ja Guyla Ortutay, director Matti Poskiparta, Theatre group Karkkilan Työväen Näyttämö 1995, 1996, member of the planning and building group
  • Paavo Haavikko: The Horseman (Ratsumies), director Untamo Lepola, free theatre group, Helsinki Festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki 1992, stage design and assistant
  • Jouko Turkka: Flesh and Love (Lihaa ja rakkautta), director Untamo Lepola, Tampere student theatre 1992,  stage design
  • Lasse Heikkilä: Simon Kyreneläinen, musical, director and composer Lasse Heikkilä, Tampere, Helsinki, Oulu 1990, stage design