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Race Horse Company


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


Concept, director & choreographer:

Rauli Dahlberg

Assistant choreographer:

Jarkko Mandelin

On stage:

Rauli Dahlberg & Miro Mantere


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



Cirko - Center for New Circus


Saari residence


Supiainen residence

Show trailer:

Christoffer Collina


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


Optimal 1,5 days before first show


8.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre, Finland


Tour highlights


20.-21.4. Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budabest, Hungary

4.-5.2. PuSh Festival 2023, Vancouver, Canada 


22.-26.11. Valvesali, Oulu

25.8. Viimsi Artium, Estonia

31.5.-2.6.2022 Ruhrfestspiele, Theater Marl, Germany

17.5.2022 Stoa, Helsinki

15.5.2022 SPRING BREAK FESTIVAL, Helsinki

5.-6.4.2022 Rigas Cirks, Riga, Latvia


12.-16.10.2021 Espoo City Theatre

22.-23.9.2021 Atoll Festival, Germany

14.-18.9.2021 Stockholm Fringe Festival (online)

10.-11.9.2021 Festivalis HELIUM, Lithuania

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

4.-5.3.2021 Stoa, Helsinki (online)


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

8.-10.10.2020 Espoo City Theatre PREMIERE!



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


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


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