Special Finnish Circus Showcase at CircusFest 2016 at Jacksons Lane
Finnish contemporary circus is showcased at Jacksons Lane’s gothic atmosphere in North London by three new Finnish circus acts 12 - 16 April. Three exclusive premieres Sceno, Pinta and WireDo present the rising talent of contemporary circus with performances that combine physicality with central themes of human life such as change, stepping out of one’s comfort zone, success and failure.
“Jacksons Lane is delighted to be supporting the new wave of Finnish circus with three UK premieres as part of a unique new partnership with The Finnish Institute in London, Embassy of Finland and CircusInfo Finland. The three companies who are performing in our theatre represent the best in world circus and this collaboration as part of CircusFest looks set to be one of the highlights of the festival.” Artistic director of Jackson’s Lane, Ade Berry says.
Sceno is a display of skillful acrobatic movement, strongman tricks and juggling, framed with live music and video. It’s about the beauty of human capabilities, the things we can achieve and the things we fail to do. Agit-Cirk performs and Sakari Männistö directs the performance.
Pinta is an exceptional solo performance focusing on a vertical rope acrobatics. Performed by aerial acrobat Salla Hakanpää and directed by Ville Walo, Pinta creates magical images of weightlessness in a dialogue between the body and the object, the air and water.
In WireDo, with her body, a tightwire and a physical composition that draws on the Japanese art of Kinbaku (Shibari), Hanna Moisala tells a gripping story of stepping out of one’s comfort zone. “It is great to get the opportunity to perform at such an amazing place and as part of a big Festival.”
The Finnish showcase is organised in collaboration with Jacksons Lane and CircusInfo Finland.