Race Horse Company

O'DD

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

Information

Concept, director & choreographer:

Rauli Dahlberg


Assistant choreographer:

Jarkko Mandelin


On stage:

Rauli Dahlberg & Miro Mantere


Production:

Antti Suniala, Race Horse Company


Lighting design:

Jere Mönkkönen


Music & sound design:

Miro Mantere


Rigging design:

Eero Alava


Set design:

Rauli Dahlberg & Jere Mönkkönen


Costume design:

Tiina Valve


Supported by:

Finnish Cultural Foundation

Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Kone Foundation

Samuel Huber Foundation

Subtopia


Residencies:

Cirko - Center for New Circus

WHS

Saari residence

Hiljaisuus-residence

Supiainen residence


Duration:

55 minutes


Target group:

Age recommendation 12+


Total  crew on tour:

1 artist, 1 musician & 3 technicians


Size of stage:

10m width x 10m depth x 7m height


Get-in:

Optimal 1,5 days before first show


Premiere:

8.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre, Finland



Calendar

25.8.22

16.00

Tallinn

Estonia

26.11.22

12.00

Oulu

Finland

25.11.22

12.00

Oulu

Finland

23.11.22

12.00

Oulu

Finland

22.11.22

12.00

Oulu

Finland

Tour highlights

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.-23.9.2021 Atoll Festival, Germany

12.-16.10.2021 Espoo City Theatre


5.-6.4.2022 Rigas Cirks, Riga, Latvia

15.5.2022 SPRING BREAK FESTIVAL, Helsinki

17.5.2022 Stoa, Helsinki

31.5.-2.6.2022 Ruhrfestspiele, Theater Marl, Germany

25.8. Viimsi Artium, Estonia

22.-26.11.2022 O'DD @ Valvesali, Oulu

News

10.8.22

Dahlberg & Mandelin: "Circus Laboratory" looking for dancers and circus artists

15.2.22

Sirkuksen Lumo 2021 Prize Awarded to Race Horse Company’s O’DD

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