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Contemporary Circus Performance Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks)

Photo: Heli Sorjonen

Contemporary circus performance Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks) will be premièred on Suomenlinna in November 2016.

Sivuhenkilöt uses elements of theatre and circus to explore what it feels like to touch and to have to go without being touched. The performance takes the audience to unexpected situations: meeting a lady who is missing a limb and a man who has lost his face, dining with a misbehaving grandmother and dangling upside-down from a bedhead.

The production combines text with physicality and visual elements and has been created by a team of theatre, dance and circus professionals. The première will be held at the Tenaille von Fersen banquet hall on Suomenlinna on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

Text: Eira Virekoski
Direction: Alma Lehmuskallio
Concept: Henna Kaikula, Alma Lehmuskallio, Eira Virekoski
Stage design and costumes: Janne Vasama
Sound design: Joonas Outakoski
Lighting design: Ainu Palmu
Performers and co-creators: Milla Järvinen (circus artist), Henna Kaikula (circus artist), Saku Mäkelä (circus artist/dancer) and Ulla Raitio (actor)
Photos: Heli Sorjonen and Ainu Palmu
Production: Kaikula, Lehmuskallio + working group, Cirko – Center for New Circus
Supported by: The Governing Body of Suomenlinna, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, The Saari Residence / Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Teaterstiftelsen Vivicas Vänner


Tue November 15 at 7.15 p.m premiere
Thu November 17 at 7.15 p.m.
Sat November 19 at 7.15 p.m.
Thu November 24 at 7.15 p.m.
Sat November 26 at 7.15 p.m.
Sun November 27 at 3.15 p.m.
Wed November 30 at 7.15 p.m.
Thu December 1 at 7.15 p.m.

The ferries from Market Square leave at 6.40/ 2.40 p.m.

The performance is a part of Cirko’s What the Cirk? – festival.
 17,50€. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

The performance contains spoken text in Finnish. English translation is available.

Follow the guidance signs at the Suomenlinna ferry pier to reach Tenaille von Fersen. Please note that the venue is not accessible by wheelchair.

Running time 90 minutes.
Suitable for ages: 12+