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PORTMANTEAU

PORTMANTEAU

Contemporary circus / dance / live music / visual arts

“You see it’s like a portmanteau – there are two meanings packed up into one word.”

 

Through a series of meetings and combinations, the interdisciplinary performance Portmanteau brings together on stage a dancer / tight wire artist, a juggler / visual artist, a musician, a light designer and old overhead projectors.

 

Supported by handmade visuals projected on the space and on moving bodies, accompanied by the warm sounds of a double bass, the performance explores themes of connection and interaction through sincere moments of encounter and disencouter.

 

The playful nostalgia and immediate interaction between the overhead projectors and the performers, combined with a fresh approach to their technical skills, create a pure, honest and dynamic visual environment.

 

Inviting the audience to observe, feel and experience, Portmanteau aims to evoke emotions in a poetic, nonlinear fashion.

© Luis Sartori do Vale
© Laure Villain
© Laure Villain
© Luis Sartori do Vale
© Mira Ravald
© Laure Villain
© Laure Villain
© Laure Villain
© Circusögraphy
© ManuGo Photography

“On se retrouve au croisement du cirque et des arts visuels et c’est juste magnifique pour les yeux. (…) Ce joli ballet parfaitement orchestré ne serait pas pareil sans la contrebasse de Antonio Alemanno qui ajoute cette tension et ce suspense auprès des spectateurs fascinés par la beauté de cette performance durant laquelle on sent une grande complicité entre Luis et Mira.”

 

Branchés Culture – ManuGo

 

Concept / direction
Luis Sartori do Vale
Mira Ravald

 

Performance
Luis Sartori do Vale
Mira Ravald
Antonio Alemanno
Jere Mönkkönen

 

Music / sound design
Antonio Alemanno

 

Light design
Jere Mönkkönen

 

Costumes
Julia Valle

 

Production
WHS (FI)

 

Co-production
Flow Productions / Flow Circus (FI)
Espace Catastrophe # Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque [BE]

 

Support
Arts Promotion Centre Finland (FI)
Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö (FI)
Kone Foundation – Saari Residence (FI)
CIRKO – Center for New Circus (FI)
Espoo Cultural Centre (FI)
Hiljaisuus Festival (FI)
La Central del Circ (ES)
La Grainerie (FR)
Dieselverkstaden (SE)
Cirkör LAB (SE)
Subtopia (SE)

Calendar

 

2018

18-23 Sep – CIRKO – Helsinki, Finland

 

23, 24 Mar – PREMIERE – FESTIVAL UP ! – Biennale Internationale de Cirque – Théâtre Marni – Brussels, Belgium

 

03, 04 Feb – FINNISH PREMIERE – Flow Productions – Valve – Oulu, Finland

 

15 – 21 Jan – Residence – Subtopia – Stockholm, Sweden

 

2017

21 Nov – 3 Dec – Residence – Cirko – Helsinki, Finland

 

14 Nov – W.i.p. presentation – Subcase – Stockholm, Sweden

 

23 Oct – 03 Nov – Residence – La Grainerie – Toulouse, France

 

24 Jul – 6 Aug – Residence – Dieselverkstaden – Stockholm, Sweden

 

03 – 16 Jul – Residence – Saaren kartano – Mietoinen, Finland

 

07 Jun- W.i.p. presentation – Hiljaisuus Festival – Kittilä, Finland

 

29 May – 06 Jun – Residence – Hiljaisuus Festival – Kittilä, Finland

 

10 – 23 Apr – Artistic residence – Subtopia – Stockholm, Sweden

 

06 – 17 Feb – Residence – Cirkör Lab – Stockholm, Sweden

 

17 – 29 Jan – Residence – Cirko – Helsinki, Finland

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