"Humanity in the guts of gravity"
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
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
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Samuel Huber Foundation
Cirko - Center for New Circus
Concept, director & choreographer:
Rauli Dahlberg & Miro Mantere
Race Horse Company
Music & sound design:
Stage technigian & rigging:
Rauli Dahlberg & Jere Mönkkönen
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