WHS: Cutting Edge
Wed 31.8. 19:00
Thu 01.9. 19:00
Fri 02.9. 19:00
Decapitation, perhaps the cruellest and most inhumane of all acts, is an inherent aspect of European history and culture. It is also the oldest known illusion performed by magicians. Cutting Edge draws on historical paintings, stories and myths in which necks are severed and heads are separated from bodies. 17th century paintings create a backdrop on the stage for simplified minimalistic punk aesthetics that together create a visually powerful and boundary-breaking performance.
Stylistically, the work plays within the grey area between black humour and tragedy, flirting with painting, dance, circus arts and drama. Cutting Edge studies the composition of the human form and the relationship between body and mind. What can we learn about humanity by delving into the core of human cruelty and inhumanity?
N.B. The performance contains flashing lights.
Concept: Working group
Direction: Kalle Nio
On stage: Inês Campos, Vera Selene Tegelman & Jukka Tarvainen
Dramaturgy: Henriikka Himma
Lighting & technical design: Jere Mönkkönen & Joonas Tikkanen
Sound design: Samuli Kosminen
Set design: Taneli Rautiainen & Kalle Nio
Costumes: Kaisa Rissanen & Mila Moisio
In co-operation with:
La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie/Cherbourg, Le Trident – Scène Nationale de Cherbourg-Octeville, Mala performerska scena – Festival novog cirkusa, Kumu Art Museum, Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus, Teatro São Luiz
With support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framwork of the New Settings programme
Koneen Säätiö, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, Taiteen Edistämiskeskus