Kake – On the way to stardom

Tsuumi Dance Theatre´s piece  at Alexander theatre, Helsinki, explores Finnish mental landscape. The theme of the performance is the illusion of Finland, the Finnish fairyland. Matti Paloniemi is the choreographer in the piece witch tells about a band called Kake. The band is entranced of 80´s synthesizer sounds and schlager. The band has huge dreams and they are planning a massive world tour, but different dreams of the band members and unrealized hopes are bringing tensions in the band’s journey. The performance is interesting mixture of dance, music and theatre. All performers are dancing, singing, acting and playing in the Kake-band.

Kake - Tiellä tähtiin Kuva: Mikko Mäntyniemi, Graafinen suunnittelu: Jimmy Träskelin


The premiere of Kake – On the way to stardom was at  Savoy theatre Helsinki on 13th of October 2015.


Choreography: Matti Paloniemi

Costymes: Jaana Kurttila

Music: Jarno Tastula/ Finnhits

Lights: Janne Teivainen

Performers: Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Salla Korja-Paloniemi, Jarno Tastula, Janne Teivainen

Photos: Mikko Mäntyniemi

Graphic design: Jimmy Träskelin

Teaser by: Kim Saarinen

The production is supported by Niilo Helander foundation