TelepART: Orchestra Nazionale della Luna
Founded by its chief conductors Manuel Hermia and Kari Ikonen in 2015, the orchestra has quickly become one of the most important orchestras on the Moon. Its diverse and highly original repertoire, as well as its inventive and energetic way of playing is fascinating lunatics and jazz lovers all over the Moon and even on Earth. Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna has been a remarkable project of the jazz season of 2016 in Finland (6 concerts in April in the Southern half of the country). The Belgian-Finnish-French ensemble will perform on 23 June at Bimhuis in Amsterdam, and on 24 June at L’Archiduc in Brussels.
TelepART: Wise Fools
Wise Fools is a Finnish circus group specialized in triple trapeze and skipping ropes. The trio started doing circus as a hobby in a Finnish youth circus called Sorin Sirkus, and they received their professional training in École Superieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in Belgium. During the three years at ESAC, they developed a style where two catchers swing and toss one flyer. In January 2015 they won a silver medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. They have since worked with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil and the largest German variety company GOP, among others. They have also performed on various street art festivals in for example South Korea, Spain and Israel.
TelepART: Raekallio Corp.
On 3 May 2018, Raekallio Corp.’s performance Rehearsal on Love will be presented in Luxembourg for the first time, at Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois. The work poses the question: What keeps us together? Two performers on stage untie their blindfolds, come together and break away. This gripping duet questions the fragile boundary between seduction and exasperation, between love and abuse.
Beursschouwburg: Sonja Jokiniemi
Sonja Jokiniemi’s new performance Blab is built around the concept of blabbing: the associative, potentially senseless, sometimes spontaneous, clumpy, not-knowing form of speech. With this new work, Jokiniemi continues to explore the chaotic experience of the world and how meaning is established. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses, desires and reflexes; where the human is part of the non-human. Different bodies find each other as extensions, parallel connections and expansions. The essence of the work is shaped by the collaboration and relations between the elements.
TelepART: Doble Mandoble
The Belgian circus company Doble Mandoble will perform at the Bravo! International Festival for Young Audience between 10–18 March 2018 with 4 performances of their production Mi Otro Yo, a 60-minute indoor circus performance mixing physical theater, acrobatics, object manipulation and comical magic. The 10th edition of Bravo! will take place in different cultural centers of the Helsinki metropolitan area, offering a variety of international productions of children’s theater.