Race Horse Company

Around - Ympäri ämpäri

Around is a contemporary circus performance created for children about the life of a small circus group, their mutual relations and overcoming difficulties through co-operation.

Arriving with their caravan of hobby-horses the circus transforms an empty stage to a dashing arena during the show, using small pieces to form a great whole, ready for an eye-catching final number.

The circus tools used in the performance are parts of the story and staging is used as performance objects. Through acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theater the circus director and circus princess along with the musicians build a platform for the circus numbers. The bill consists of juggling, acrobatics, hula hoops, soap bubbles, mime, clownery, break-dancing and all this accompanied by live music.

The music composed for the piece imaginatively uses computerized music combined with traditional band instruments. A drum machine roars, buckets are drummed, vivid sound of an acoustic guitar joins the buzzing of a baritone ukulele. Musicians accompany the performers as in traditional circus, creating a world within the theme of the show.

Information

Director

Kalle Lehto


Circus artists

Kalle Lehto

Susanna Liinamaa


Musicians

Sami Tammela

Ben Rogers


Lighting design:

Eero Alava


Sound design & compositions

Sami Tammela

Ben Rogers

Premiere

2016


Duration

40 minutes


Production:

Race Horse Company


Co-production:

Hämeenlinna theater, Woltti sirkus


Supported by:

Arts council of Uusimaa

Samuel Huber Art Foundation

TOP-foundation

The Finnish Music Foundation

Calendar

Tour highlights

2018

14.-18.11. Stoa, Helsinki, Finland

2.-3.5. Oulu Theatre, Finland

2017

19.12. Sellosali, Espoo, Finland

25.-28.10. Circus City / Circomedia, Bristol, UK

15.10. Tampere-talo, Finland

6.5. Cirkusstad, The Netherlands

18.-22.3. Hurraa! Festival, Finland

2016

25.-26.10. Kanneltalo, Helsinki, Finland

15.-18.9. Cirko - Center for New Circus, Finland

7.8. Hippalot Festival, Hämeenlinna City Theatre (PREMIERE)

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