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.
TelepART: Samira Elagoz
Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman’s research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms like Chatroulette and Tinder, and through close encounters Samira Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men.
TelepART: Peltomaa/Fraanje/Perkola: ÄÄNI
Musicians Mikko Perkola (gamba and effects), Aino Peltomaa (vocals and harp) and Harmen Fraanje (piano) will perform together for the first time at the Ankkabarock festival in Vantaa, Finland in August 2018. In an innovative concert approach titled ÄÄNI (sound), they combine medieval music, chants and jazz improvisation, inviting the audience to move around the space and improvise. The aim is to create a unique, strong feeling of togetherness.
Folk band Thalamus is publishing an album this summer and as a part of publishing tour will travel from Finland to Belgium in July, performing both at the Zilleghem Folk Festival and in Ninove.
Thalamus has enriched the Finnish folk music scene for almost two decades. Their diverse combination of tunes, both traditional and composed, originates from and gets influenced by the music of different parts of Europe, the Americas and the Northern Africa. In addition to the melodies themselves, Thalamus has always put a great effort on the arrangements as well, in order to make it interesting and often surprising for the audience too.
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.