Chevalier is an irresistibly charming homage to the magnificent horses of circus and the silent movie era. Drawing inspiration from the history of traditional horse circuses, Kalle Lehto's ringmaster performs acrobatics, juggling and balancing with an amazing cast of hobby horses.


As the horses take center stage on the small manege, part of the ringmaster's story is told in short silent movies accompanied by live music. Kalle's playful work with the hobby horses, natural comedic sense and the fluid movement of a breakdancer bring the magic of circus alive - completed by Sami Tammela's genius music and traditional circus soundscapes with electronic elements.


Chevalier is the 3rd part of Kalle Lehto's trilogy of circus shows for children - following the highly popular "Around - Ympäri ämpäri" and "Circles - Kommellusten kabaree".

“Lehto plays around and experiments with props like a little child. You can see and experience them in a new way, when you leave the ordinary you behind.  The charming stage presence of Kalle Lehto is undeniable.”

- Helsingin Sanomat

“I find myself more touched than I first realized and I believe that the memories and emotions stay with me for a long time.”

- Seiskan Pojat


Director / Script / Artist:

Kalle Lehto

Sound design:

Sami Tammela

Lighting design:

Eero Alava

Video design:

Christoffer Collina & Kalle Lehto


Race Horse Company

In collaboration:

Cirko – Center for new circus



Tour schedule

September-October tour in Helsinki, Vantaa & Espoo (post-poned for 2021)

25.11. Festival Les Boréales, France (post-poned for 2021)

Tour highlights


3.-19.5. Circo - Center for New Circus, Helsinki (PREMIERE)

8.6. Kikatuslauantai, Kuopio City Theatre

11.-13.10. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki

16.-17.11. Näyttämö, Joensuu

7.-8.12. Aura Company, Turku


2.-4.2. Skidit - Children's cruise

19.-23.2. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki


24.7. Sirkusfestivaali Pusu

3.9. Näkkäri, Salo

17.9. OuDance

1.-2.10. Järfalla, Sweden

7.-8.10. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki

23.-24.11. Les Boreales, Le Sablier, Frane