This year the second edition of Kallo Collective's unique 6 day festival of physical comedy includes performances by acclaimed international guests from Argentina, New Zealand and Norway. Both of Cirko's stages, Maneesi and Solmu, are in active use and we are proud to present 6 different shows with something new, something old and something blue.
Welcome to experience some laughter and joy during the darkest time of the year!
19h00 Different Party
15h00 Un Poyo Rojo
19h00 Un Poyo Rojo
15h00 Different Party
16h30 1 1/2 - cancelled
19h00 Un Poyo Rojo
22h00 Moving Stationery
15h00 Different Party
17h00 1 1/2 cancelled
Dec 5th 19h00
Dec 8th & 9th 15h00
Picture the most mundane place imaginable descending into a world of absurdist fantasy. That’s what physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan have created for their show, Different Party.
Business drones Grareth Krubb and Dennis Chang whittle away the minutes in the barren office of Ruck’s Leather Interiors, patiently waiting for the phone call that may or may not give them something to actually do. In between the drudgery of the 9-5, the minutiae of office existence are transformed into incredible slapstick as these two clown and comedy performers come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Dialogue is minimal, but jokes are plentiful, in this extraordinary celebration of the banal.
Created and performed by: Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan
Duration 90 minutes
Age recommendation +7 yrs.
★★★★“Finely-honed silliness” – David Pollock, The Scotsman
"The performance is perfect... Strange slapstick joy. You will see nothing like this at the festival" – Steve Bennett, Chortle
★★★★“A howlingly funny, exquisitely performed hour of office-set slapstick from two of New Zealand’s most exciting comic talents” – The Telegraph
★★★★"Different Party is difficult to describe in a way that makes any sense.” – The West Australian
Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón
Dec 6th 15h00
Dec 7th and 8th 19h00
In an empty locker room two men play with movement, an analogue radio and tiny shorts. A raw, playful and funny hour interspersed with competitiveness and camaraderie as well as seduction and sabotage. The athletic bodies of Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón move fluently from wrestling to dance, acrobatics to physical comedy in an irresistible distortion of the expectations of manhood. Poyo Rojo have toured 9 years extensively across Latin America, visited France, UK and Spain, and now introducing their work to Finnish audience for the first time. Not to be missed!
Artistic Direction: Hermes Gaido
Performers: Alfonso Barón and Luciano Rosso
Choreography: Luciano Rosso and Nicolás Poggi
Production: Maxime Seugé and Jonathan Zak
"A highly sensual show, with unyielding energy and teasing humour" - Télérama
★★★★★ Un Poyo Rojo is a joyful, brilliantly funny dance parody of macho peacocking " -The Stage
★★★★ "joyous, funny and skillful hour of comedic dance" -The Scotsman
"Un Poyo Rojo looks like a beady-eyed exploration of masculinity." -The Guardian
"Un Poyo Rojo doesn´t just arch a brow at masculinity, it takes a cigarette from it, then blows smoke in its face " -The Sunday Times
Duration: 60 minutes
Age recommendation: +12 yrs.
Dec 4th 19h00 Dec 8th 22h00
Dec 9th 18h00
Blueshift is an intergalactic tale of solitude and alienation. Whether it’s your first day of school, or at a new job, or in a new country, arriving somewhere alien or as an alien is frightening and exciting in different measures. Inspired by traditional Russian clowning, Blueshift transforms those childlike physical proportions and joyful silliness into an astronaut of ambiguous origins. Like the clown, the astronaut is naive, ridiculous, curious, and funny; not necessarily the best qualities for survival on an uncharted planet somewhere in the universe.
Blueshift is an experimentation of classical and contemporary clowning and an investigation into identity. The performers and creators are anonymous to help question the importance of identity, and so the show itself exists like the astronaut; alone and independent.
Created by humans
Premiere 4th of December 2018
Duration: 60 minutes
Age recommendation: + 8 yrs.
Frida Odden Brinkman
Dec 8th 16h30
Dec 9th 17h00
A performance about loneliness. The puppet man Antero starts over in a new empty space. There he can be exactly the way he is and there won't be any fuzz. But he needs someone to dance with! Perhaps it can be a couple of juggling balls? Perhaps a girlfriend or something….
Frida Odden Brinkmann is a juggler and circus artist; with 1 1/2 she combines puppetry and juggling into a curious solo performance.
Idea/script/artist: Frida Odden Brinkmann
Director/script: Anne Mali Saether
Composer: Anthony Barratt
Director of pre project: Rudi Skotheim Jensen
Puppet head maker: Sjur Odden Skjeldal
Duration: 30 min.
Age guidance: +4 yrs.
Dec 8th 21h30 - only one show!
Moving Stationery is a multi-award winning physical comedy solo created and performed by Thom Monckton. The show revolves around Sigmund, the bewildered recipient of a new office job. Moving Stationery transforms small, but recognizable everyday frustrations into catastrophic events. The show combines object and body manipulation, clown technique and imagery to create a simple, energetic and very funny piece of unique physical comedy.
Performed and devised by Thom Monckton
Light design: Marianne Lagus
Duration 45 min.
Age guidance +4 yrs
Best of Fringe, NZ Fringe 2012
Best in Theatre, NZ Fringe 2012
Stand Out Performer, NZ Fringe 2012
Nomination: Stand Out Perfomer, Dunedin Fringe 2012
Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo
Dec 4th and Dec 8th 20h30
Dec 7th 18h00
A spinoff show from Chameleon, these two receptionists are fast-talking smooth moving professionals in the hospitality industry. They speak multiple languages, none of which you can understand, and have an almost pathological fear of their customers.
Impressively silly and exceptionally charismatic, Inga and Kristiina have a unique and hilarious chemistry, which makes the whole experience delightfully bonkers. The aesthetically pleasing performance is strongly physical, unconventional and hilarious, suitable for all age groups.
Creation and direction: Inga Björn & Kristiina Tammisalo
Outside eye: Thom Monckton
Sound and light design: Esko Mattila
Visual: Gemma Tweedie
Duration 25 minutes, this is a demo version of the show
Age recommendation +7 yrs