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:
Christoffer Collina & Kalle Lehto
Race Horse Company
Cirko – Center for new circus
Esittävän taiteen & musiikin yhdistys Kapula ry
September-October tour in Helsinki, Vantaa & Espoo (more details soon!)
25.11. Festival Les Boréales, France
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