MEANWHILE

©  Jouni Ihalainen

MEANWHILE


 

Meanwhile is a world that mirrors today’s culture and makes merry with all the pointless ways in which people can spend their time. It is a mix of riveting and dramatic atmospheres that combine with minimalistic comedy through juggling, object manipulation, and visual theatre.


The surrealistic and whimsical Meanwhile examines our experiences on the passage of time and the way it’s used. The modern world’s absurd priorities gain new dimensions, as the work praises things that are societally considered pointless to do. Two jugglers test the spectator’s understanding and the way in which our values might change simply by doing something we feel is unnecessary.


In his works, director and circus artist Olli Vuorinen creates ambiguous worlds where precise and rhythmic object manipulation in a theatrical context produces a new kind of contemporary circus.


Duration 70 minutes.

© Jouni Ihalainen

PREMIERE 2022

PREMIERE

8-9.11.2022 @ Järvenpää Theatre, Finland


SHOWS

January 24.12023 @ Sello Sali / Espoo


DIRECTION

Olli Vuorinen


PERFORMING

Merri Heikkilä, Onni Toivonen


LIVE MUSiC & SOUND DESIGN

Konsta Leinonen


LIGHT DESIGN

Teo Lanerva


COSTUME DESIGN

Jenni Räsänen


SCENOGRAPHY

Jenni Räsänen, Olli Vuorinen


PROP BUILD

Kalle Oja


PRODUCTION

Nuua, Pragma Helsinki


CO-PRODUCTION

Näyttämö


SUPPORT

Taike: Arts Promotion Centre of Finland

City of Helsinki

Kone foundation

Sirkus Faktori

Näyttämö

Jouni Ihalainen