Uncompromising contemporary circus
Race Horse Company was established in 2008 with the mission of creating uncompromising and unique circus with no holds barred. The rough-and-ready performances are based on strong acrobatic skills, the aesthetics of chaos, dark humour and surprise.
Balancing the real sense of danger with comedic relief, the extremely physical acrobatic shows have left a huge mark in the world of contemporary circus. Since the very beginning, Race Horse Company has focused on international touring with their hit shows like Petit Mal (2010) and Super Sunday (2014). The team quickly became one of the most internationally touring Finnish performing arts companies and the founding members were awarded with the State's Circus Award in 2016 for their uncompromising work and risk-taking.
”Race Horse Company keeps up the faith to innovation and renewability of finnish performance art” - Helsingin Sanomat
"If you got nothing, you must have something"
Rauli is one of the founding members of RHC and a master of creative chaos and trampoline. Director of Urbotek & Motosikai.
"Cotton candy for all!"
Kalle is one of the founding members of RHC and a breakdancing juggling phenomenom. Director of Circles, Around and Chevalier.
"What doesn't kill you, hurts like hell"
Antti Suniala, a man destined for misfortune and fame, started as the new producer for the Race Horse Company in March 2018. He is a former award winning circus artist, social dancer, DJ and a festival producer.
"Time, what is it?"
Eero Alava is company's technical mastermind and strobe specialist. He's been working in a field of theatre and contemporary dance with different projects as a lighting designer, operator and technician. Also takes care of rehearsal space in Tattarisuo.
CREATIVE TEAM / ARTIST
"...that was a joke!"
Mikko Karhu is Finnish acrobat, specialized in trampoline, teeterboard and russian bar. Long time RHC member who is always finding new things to learn.