© Teo Lanerva

 

 

 

 

VAARNA

Vaarna is an old Finnish word meaning an either wooden nail or a peg that is used to hold the circus tent in the ground and keep it in place.


Vaarna is in the border between co circus and installation art. A surrealistic performance where installation art, juggling and physical theatre meets in obscure environment creating a performance that guides our senses in a hypnotic and mesmerising ways. With kinetic sculptures and big objets manipulated by two jugglers, Vaarna brings out the prestige of a simple graphical forms turning them into eccentric visual experiences.


Graphical shapes and scenographical elements of the performance comes alive in the hands of the jugglers and surrealistic physical theatre creates playful images to present our personal obsessions as artists. Creating a visually touching and personal trip, like a stream of consciousness, a real treat for eyes and mind.

 

Duration : 60min

 

VAARNA


Credits : Teo Lanerva


CONCEPT AND PERFORMANCE

Olli Vuorinen

Isak Lindberg / Merri Heikkilä


OUTSIDE EYE

Thom Monkton

 

LIGHT DESIGN

Teo Lanerva

 

MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN

Petteri Rajanti

 

COSTUMES

Anne Jämsä

Elina Tuomisto

 

PRODUCTION

Nuua

PRAGMA Helsinki

SUPPORT

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Kulturgjuteriet Borrby

Samuel Huber foundation


PREMIERE

September 2021

Cirko - new circus center, Helsinki


DATES

PREMIERE

September 2021

Cirko - new circus center, Helsinki


RESIDENCIES


2020


November 17-29

Cirko new circus center

Helsinki - Finland


2019


August 12-25

Race Horse Company studio

Tattarisuo - Finland


February 18-1.3

Borrby Kulturgjuteriet

Borrby - Sweden


May 20-31

Borrby Kulturgjuteriet

Borrby - Sweden


April 2-11

Borrby Kulturgjuteriet

Borrby - Sweden


2018

 

May 15-25

Hurjaruuth, Helsinki Finland


July 9-20

Culture house STOA, Helsinki Finland


November 5-11.11

Borrby Kulturgjuteriet

Borrby - Sweden

 

December 25.11-10.12

Borrby Kulturgjuteriet

Borrby - Sweden