DRAMATIC WORKS

CREATION 2019

KULOVALKEA

 

BY NUUA & SIRKUM POLARIS

Kulovalkea is a traditional Finnish word that means a rapidly expanding wildfire. The stage is shared by 10 circus artists who grew up together before going to study in different circus schools around the world. Together they create abstract imaginary by finding unusual uses for both everyday objects and traditional circus skills.

 

Kulovalkea happens between the group collaboration and confrontation, referring to today's world and the search for balance between people. Diverse circus techniques are mixed with theatricality and the contrasts created by meetings between different individuals of the group. Everyday situations where circus skills turn something ordinary into something unexpected and new. The work has been strongly inspired by a dadaist style research that seeks non-sensical meanings in things.

 

Director: Olli Vuorinen

Performers: Rosa-Maria Autio, Merri Heikkilä, Valpuri Kaarninen, Nelli

Kujansivu, Liisa Näykki, Maria Peltola, Onni Toivonen, Petteri Savikorpi,

Pinja Seppälä, Juho Yrjölä, Jaimee Allen

Music: Katri Salmenoja

Light design: Teo Lanerva

Production: Sirkum Polaris & Cie Nuua

 

www.sirkumpolaris.com

 

CREATION 2019

HEDE

 

BY NUUA & KUNELMA

Hede is a lyrical contemporary circus performance dusting given ideas on human connection. The performance transforms the stage into a visional living room, where object manipulation, juggling and poetry meets in an absurd way.

 

With symbolic floral objets, minimalistic aestethiques the show gives the focus for the transitions from a motion into imaginary and the other way around. Hede balances between simple elements and open minded thinking.

 

Concept and performing

Katri Salmenoja & Olli Vuorinen

Juggling & object manipulation: Olli Vuorinen

Poems: Katri Salmenoja

Translation of Poems (from Finnish to French): Aude Brisset

Sound: Katri Salmenoja, Sound Illustrators

Light design: Teo Lanerva

Co-production: Kunelma, Nuua

www.cienuua.com

CREATION 2018

CHAMELEON

 

BY KALLO KOLLECTIVE

Chameleon is an ensemble visual and circus theatre show using the concept and visual elements of camouflague. The performance is a development of the 2015 award-winning demo-show of the same name. This is the largest show for Kallo Collective so far, involving 6 circus artists.

 

Performers: Inga Björn, Kristiina Janhunen, Jenni Kallo, Gemma Tweedie, Sakari Saikkonen, Olli Vuorinen

Directors: Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie

Light design: Elina Nopanen

 

www.kallocollective.com

 

 

CREATION 2016

TAIVAL

 

BY NUUA COMPANY

Performance of debasement. On stage three performers, a

juggler, an acrobat and a performance artist creates a con-

tinuity of absurd scenes that follow one another as artists

question and experiments their limits, ones they impose to

themselves and equally the ones imposed by others. Until

where we can go without hurting ourselves?

 

Creating a raw performance with a mixture of black humour

and oddness. Taival intorregates this fragile separation that

live inside of us all. Between an absolute freedom that inspi-

res us and independency that gives essence of being human.

Linked with manipulative games and domination these

three artists try to let go of it in order to find a refuge to their

frustrations.

 

Original idea: Jouni Ihalainen, Olli Vuorinen

Performing : Jouni Ihalainen Nahuel Desanto Coline Froidevaux

Direction: Pau Portabella

Assistant Director: Olli Vuorinen

Light design: Teo Lanerva

Sound design and music: Petteri Rajanti

Costumes: Anne Jämsä


www.cienuua.com

CREATION 2013

LIAISON CARBONE

 

BY LES OBJETS VOLANTS

“Our juggling material emerges from the manipulation of a large number of objects, as a physical matter is made up of a large number of atoms, we do not see anymore a few balls or rings, but a set of behaviors that are passing through solid states, liquid or gaseous, until becoming an animated matter.

Our language unfolds playing with objects, bodies, air and floor, like four states of contemporary alchemy. Our perfection is as well in the eternal suspension and in the adaptation of playing with the moment. "

 

In 2013, after a four-year educational experience at the Académie Fratellini, Denis Paumier continued the adventure with his former students. This project brings together five jugglers around tradition and new tracks of juggled language.

 

The show was premiered in January 2013 at the Manège de Reims and the last one was held at Théâtre de la Madeleine in Troyes on March 27, 2018, after more than 125 performances.

 

 

www.lesobjetsvolants.com

 

CREATION 2013

LENTO

 

BY NUUA COMPANY

Inside a forest of helium balloons, a small balloon follows one of the artists, as if it was a little bird on a leash, learning how to fly. In the background, attached from the wrist to a bouquet of balloons, someone seems to be lifted up to the air.

 

In a peculiar and oneiric universe, populated with helium balloons, two artists dialogue with each other and with their objects. Far from being ordinary objects, the balloons have their own life. The artists seem to talk, and actually interact with the physical will of their own tools.

 

Combining object manipulation, juggling, acrobatics and physical theatre, with hints of puppeteering and magic, LENTO is a research on risk, control, obsession and nostalgia.

 

With strong images and poetic situations, NUUA invites the spectator to celebrate the miracle of flight.

 

 www.cienuua.com