Toisin Sanoen - In Other Words
Toisin Sanoen - In Other Words is a meditative performance in a minimalistic universe. It focuses on only one instrument: Wire. The four artists suspend and throw themselves on to steel wires, seek for a delicate balance and strive for control.
The qualities and features of the wire become visible, and so does the pain that it causes on the performers’ skin. Together the strong soundscapes, thoroughly contemplated visuals and artists’ movements create a touching body of work, compelling the audience to its grip.
The concept for Zero Gravity Company’s fourth stage production was devised by the on stage cast and has been created on an ensemble basis with members writing, sharing emotional responses and engaging in movement improvisation. Each member has directed the creative process and the rehearsals in turn. The creative mentor for the production has also made a significant contribution to the process.
Performers and concept
Salla Hakanpää, Susanna Keski-Kohtamäki, Netta Lepistö, Maarit Utriainen
Joonas Pehrsson - Sound
Antti Helminen - Lights
Annika Saloranta - Costumes
Height: 6,5 m
Width: 10 m
Depth: 8 m
Tight wire rigging points and four aerial rigging points.
Adults and young adults, all language backgrounds.
Zero Gravity Company
Cirko - Center for New Circus, Woltti, Cirkör LAB, Arts Printing House, La Central Del Circ, L'Ateneu Popular 9 Barris, Circus Next
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Kone Foundation, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, VM-Vaijeri
Premiere: 5.5.2015 Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg / France.
Photos: Tom Hakala
"The latest performance by Zero Gravity Company is slow. Very slow. It is stirringly confusing in these times when everything should be fast, clear and in short and easily dividable pieces. In Other Words is none of these."
- Tiina Vanhanen / Sirkuspyramidi 2015