Kulovalkea

ETHEREAL ATMOSPHERES AND DREAMLIKE IMAGES

70 min.
All public
Indoors

DEFIES LOGIC, FEEDS CURIOSITY AND CHALLENGES THE RATIONAL MIND.

Kulovalkea is an old-fashioned Finnish word that means a fast-spreading forest fire. This metaphor invites the audience to witness something wistfully beautiful and make room for something new.

The performance offers ethereal atmospheres and dreamlike stage images, like moving paintings, and a space for creative movements that take the viewer into a curious state. Through cooperation and confrontation, things that seem ordinary become unexpected and twisted. 

Truth is not always what reality conveys, but more what is drawn from our subconscious, dreams, and visions buried deep in our psyche. Kulovalkea offers a series of images that fuel ingenuity and defy rationality. With the power of eight circus artists, we create a virtuoso and absurd journey to the borderlands of consciousness.

PRE – PREMIERE
27-29 AUGUST 2020 – Dynamo art space
Odense, Denmark

PREMIERE
6-7 OCTOBER 2023 – STOA
Helsinki, Finland

Distribution

Direction: Olli Vuorinen
Performing: Merri Heikkilä, Valpuri Kaarninen, Nelli Kujansivu, Liisa Näykki, Maria Peltola, Petteri Savikorpi, Pinja Seppälä, Juho Yrjölä, Jaimee Allen, Rosa Autio
(10 artists in creation, 8 artists on stage)
Music, Sound Design: Katri Salmenoja
Light Design: Teo Lanerva
Production: Sirkum Polaris, Nuua Company

Support

Arts Promotion Centre of Finland, Nordic Culture Point, Subtopia, Dynamo art space, Cirko, Cirkör Lab, Sorin Sirkus, Latitude 50, Circa Auch, ESAC, La Roseraie

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