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PORTMANTEAU

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PORTMANTEAU

Contemporary circus / visual arts

ON CREATION - Premieres on Feb-Mar 2018

“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.

Calendar

 

2018

23, 24 Mar – PREMIERE – UP! Festival – Brussels, Belgium

03, 04 Feb – FINNISH PREMIERE – 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

Concept / performance
Luis Sartori do Vale
Mira Ravald

 

Music / sound design
Antonio Alemanno

 

Light design
Jere Mönkkönen

 

Costumes
Julia Valle

 

Production
WHS (FI)

 

Co-production
Flow Productions / Flow Circus (FI)
Espace Catastrophe (BE)

 

Support
Arts Promotion Centre Finland (FI)
Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö (FI)
Kone Foundation (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)

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