Lento

A peculiar and oneiric universe

Awards

2013 – Laureate of Circus Next
2014 – Prix du Ville de Paris, Cirque de demain

50 min.
All public
Indoors

FAR FROM BEING ORDINARY OBJECTS

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.

PRE-PREMIERE
3-6 APRIL 2013 – Cirko – New circus center
Helsinki, Finland

PREMIERE
19-21 JUNE 2013 – Mirabilia Festival
Fossano, Italy

Distribution

Concept And Performance: Olli Vuorinen, Luis Sartori do Vale
Light Design: Jere Mönkkönen
Music, Sound Design: Petteri Rajanti
External Eye: Isak Lindberg
Costumes: Anne Jämsä
Production: Nuua Company
Co-Production: WHS, Maison des Jonglages

Support

Circus Next, Subtopia, Cirko, La Central del Circ, Les Migrateurs – associés pour les Arts du Cirque, Le Maillon, Ilmapallokeskus, BELBAL, Circus info Finland, Finnish Culture Foundation, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huber Foundation, Arts promotion center Finland

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