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"Humanity in the guts of gravity"

PREMIERE 8.-10.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre

Trampoline-wizard Rauli Dahlberg is joined by the award-winning choreographer Jarkko Mandelin, master of live-looping Miro Mantere and visionary light designer Jere Mönkkönen in creating contemporary circus from another dimension.


O'DD is an adventure story of humanity in the guts of gravity. It plays with the laws of physics until they bend and one can break free from their grasp. Through wordless acrobatic movement and object manipulation, the essence of humanity is altered, the individual is cut into layers and imagined anew.


This is a new kind of direction for contemporary circus, its future and dreamed reality. O’DD boldly leads us to the transient world of being human.

"Rauli Dahlberg's brilliant cosmos is sparkling - The soundscape-space-odyssey with sound artist Miro Mantere is a monolith of skill and play. [...] O'DD is a deeply thought and well executed performance, that hopefully will live long and prosper in conquering the world. It represents visionary circus art, which is luminous as well as credible in many ways." - Kaleva 16.10.2020

"Among the festival audience's absolute favorites"

- O’DD demo @ Festival Deltebre Dansa 2018

Show details


60 minutes

Target group:

Age recommendation 12+

Total  crew on tour:

1 artist, 1 musician & 2 technicians

Size of stage:

10m width x 10m depth x 7m height


Optimal 10 hours before show


8.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre, Finland


Supported by:

Finnish Cultural Foundation

Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Kone Foundation

Samuel Huber Foundation



Cirko - Center for New Circus


Saari residence


Supiainen residence

Concept, director & choreographer:

Rauli Dahlberg

Assistant choreographer:

Jarkko Mandelin

On stage:

Rauli Dahlberg & Miro Mantere


Race Horse Company

Lighting design:

Jere Mönkkönen

​​Music & sound design:

Miro Mantere

Stage technigian & rigging:

Eero Alava

Set design:

Rauli Dahlberg & Jere Mönkkönen


Costume design:

Tiina Valve

Tour schedule

8.-10.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre PREMIERE!

13.-15.10. Flow Productions / Kulttuuritalo Valve, Oulu

4.-5.3.2021 Stoa, Helsinki (online)

6.-30.8.2021 Assembly Festival / Edinburgh Fringe (online)

10.-11.9.2021 Festivalis HELIUM, Lithuania

14.-18.9.2021 Stockholm Fringe Festival (online)

22.-23.9. Atoll Festival, Germany

12.-16.10.2021 Espoo City Theatre

15.5.2022 SPRING BREAK FESTIVAL, Helsinki

17.5. Stoa, Helsinki

31.5.-2.6. Ruhrfestspiele, Germany

22.-26.11. O'DD @ Valvesali, Oulu