NOUNOUS

FESTIVAL

4.-9.12.2018

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! 

Dec 4th

19h00  Blueshift

20h30  Receptionists

DEC 5th

19h00 Different Party

DEC 6th

15h00 Un Poyo Rojo

 

DEC 7th

19h00 Un Poyo Rojo

20h30 Receptionists

22h00 Blueshift

dec 8th

15h00 Different Party

16h30 1 1/2 - cancelled

19h00 Un Poyo Rojo

20h30 Receptionists

22h00 Moving Stationery

dec 9th

15h00 Different Party

17h00 1 1/2 cancelled

18h00 Blueshift

TICKETS

Presale Tiketti

27,50/22,50/16,50 €

On the door

30,00/25,00/20,00 €

Serial ticket 50,00 € incl. 4 free to choose shows

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Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan

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

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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.

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BLUESHIFT

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.

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1 1/2

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.

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Thom Monckton

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

Costume: TAUKO

Duration 45 min.

Age guidance +4 yrs

Awards: 

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