Race Horse Company

Chevalier - Keppihevossirkus

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

Information

Director / Script / Artist:

Kalle Lehto


Sound design:

Sami Tammela


Lighting design:

Eero Alava


Video design:

Christoffer Collina & Kalle Lehto


Production:

Race Horse Company


In collaboration:

Cirko – Center for new circus

Duration:

40 minutes


Suitable for audiences:

Families & children of 4+ years old


Suitable for stages:

Cultural centers, theatres & school tours


Stage requirements:

5m width x 6m depth x 3-5m height


Shows per day:

One or two


Workshops:

Workshops and artist-meetings are possible


Regarding school tours:

We can bring our own sound and light equipment


Contact:

info@racehorsecompany.fi

Calendar

1.10.22

10.00

Kouvola

Suomi

7.9.22

7.00

Helsinki

Suomi

6.9.22

7.00

Helsinki

Suomi

5.9.22

7.00

Helsinki

Suomi

Tour highlights

2019 

3.-19.5. Cirko - 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


2020 

2.-4.2. Skidit - Children's cruise 

19.-23.2. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki 


2021 

24.7. Sirkusfestivaali Pusu 

3.9. Näkkäri, Salo 

17.9. OuDance 

1.-2.10. Järfalla, Sweden 

7.-8.10. Stoa Cultural Center, Helsinki 

23.-24.11. Les Boreales, Le Sablier, France

News

25.4.21

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