BREAST IN PEACE BY M.P.A.C.

Breasts, beloved blend of fat, connective tissue and glands! As clowns, in the tension between cringe and virtuosity, M.P.A.C. explores breasts. What does breasts say about the human condition? Who can show what, where, how?

​M.P.A.C. plays with perceptions of breasts to surprise, remove shame, arouse laughter and broaden the view on breasts both in the public and the personal intimate. Through clown, dance and circus M.P.A.C. builds a space of humor and vulnerability, rapture and resistance, tricks and reflection.

Who can show the nipples on the beach? In social media? Elevated on stage in the spotlight? Breasts are too big, too small, too saggy, too sexy, too heavy, too flat, too muscular. Are you breastfeeding here?! Breasts are hidden, missing and mourned. Breasts are a goldmine for four clowns with a punk circus attitude!

Photo: Alex Hinchcliffe

 

SPLIT ENDS BY SISUS

Sisus is an all-female circus company called Sisus Sirkus from Finland, founded by five women. These childhood friends found their roots in youth circus activities, and have always combined their distinctive sense of humour with a love for circus. Their aim is to bring the message of friendship, joy and creative wildness to the audiences and the motto goes ‘More is more’. For more information about the company, you can check their website www.sisus.net or follow their crazy caravan journey on instagram @sisus.sirkus

‘Split ends’ is a new duo contemporary circus show of Sisus with Inka Pehkonen and Imogen Huzel. The show is imposed by its variety of high-level circus skills including various disciplines for example Washington trapeze, partner acrobatics, skipping rope and hand standing. The piece ‘Split ends’ offers a strong feminist take on the image of women in modern society. The stage plays host to two women, two artists and the piece tells their story and thoughts about what it means to be a woman and an artist in today’s world.

NOISE JOICE BY MUOVIPUSSI

“Noise juice” is Muovipussi’s beautiful rotten egg that will make your soul cringe, in the best possible way!

Inspired by grandmas and electronic music, these three performers present their multidisciplinary skills spiced with a 5G connection straight to heaven and hell. There will be magic tricks and maybe even some flexibility in this discotheque of the unknown. This triplet of cute darkness offers you the most luxurious soul manicure.

Muovipussi is a performative electro-punk band from Finland founded in 2018. After playing several concerts they decided to extend their repertoire also to theater stages. In their mixture of music, theater and circus, they discover new ways to combine these worlds.

KUNIGUNDA

Is a duo with Ester Thunander and Maja Li Härdelin, together they make contemporary arrangements out of Swedish folk songs. In musical archives they search for songs that still resonates in their melodic and poetic content through layers of time and oral tradition.

TERNURA Y CHOCOLATE BY DEBILEMMENTAL

The good thing about being dead is that it reminds us that we are alive. It’s a birthday. He sits there, this lonely man, waiting for his guests but no one will come. Inflated balloons, candles already lit, everything is ready for party. A romantic night, or not? It only remains to open the fridge.

A thriller of dark humor, “Ternura y Chocolate” tells a story about a mysterious and complex relationship between two characters.

REST IN BY KAROLINA WOJTOWICZ

Rest In is an exploration of human existence in a crisis and the transformation and  initiation that happens after a crisis. The place where we need to let go of what we cannot control, where the old needs to die and we are forced to accept the new. Becoming left with empty hands in the unknown space where the new can now be born.  Karolina (dancer) and Liv (sound artist) explore together the sound and movement of that space between Agony and Acceptance. How does the body and mind move in space between agony and acceptance?  What physical form does it take and what soundscape does it shape?  With the collaboration of a performance artist and a musician they take the audience on a slow-paced journey from suffering to transformational initiation. Using true fictionalised biography material, electrical cables, belts, butoh dance, and ongoing repetitions of rituals with experimental and monotonic sounds.