© Edgar Larsen
As part of a Europe-wide tour, Finnish circus group Sisus lands in the Netherlands at the Spoffin festival in Amersfoort 24-25 August. During the tour, Sisus performs Mosh Split piece, a 45-minute outdoor show, which is built around a 9.5 meter-high truss structure. This energetic show contains a huge variety of circus skills both in the air and on the ground: trapeze, moshing, rope dancing, partner acrobatics, group spirit, humour and girl power. In the scenery, there is a camper van from which surprising characters and crazy ideas come out following one another. Dresses are made out of toilet paper and hairstyles get their finishing touches with vacuum cleaners.
Sisus is a circus company based in Finland. It was founded in 2014 by the five women Inka Pehkonen, Iida Sipilä, Milla Lahtinen, Sofia Defour and Rosa Tyyskä, who met in the youth circus back in 2003, when the idea of an own circus company first came out. All the members of Sisus found their own path, all graduating from Lahti circus school through different courses. After graduating as professional circus artists the members have been touring the world as solo artists, continuing their circus studies abroad and being part of different kinds of art projects. Since 2014 they have done several projects as a company, and in August 2016 they premiered their first full length outdoor show, Mosh Split. In the 2018 tour Rosa Tyyskä is replaced by foot juggler Nelli Kujansivu.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux supports the performance as part of the TelepART internationalisation programme.