One of us and a rope. Magical images of weightlessness.
A rope hangs above an empty stage and stealthily it begins to spin. The motion of the twist grows bigger, until the entire rope wriggles and squirms in the air as if haunted by an invisible force, inviting the performer to the stage.
Surface-brushing movement ties the eye to the rope's strong fibres. The rising swirl pulls along, grips intertwine tightly and feet take off from the ground. Reflections ripple on surfaces, spilling on spectator's skin.
Awarded for Pinta (Surface):
Sirkuksen Lumo (Charm of Circus) prize, 2013 by CircusInfo Finland
as recognition for work that benefits Finnish circus art.
Salla Hakanpää & the creative team
Tuuli Kyttälä - Sound
Anne Jämsä - Costumes and stage
Ainu Palmu - Lighting
Teemu Liakka - Filming
Approx. 40 minutes
No spoken language
Minimum: Height 6,5 m, width: 9,5 m, depth: 8 m
Aerial rigging possibility required
Zero Gravity Company
in co-operation with CIRKO - Center for New Circus
"Would this be the new export hit of Finnish contemporary circus? - -