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Boldly progressing backwards


Pendulum is two aristocrats’ cavalcade of self-reinforcing idiocracies and a peculiar fascination with everything that sways, cradles or swings.


Well-equipped with pocket watches, monocles and promising ingenuity that had previously led their peers to ground-breaking discoveries, two noblemen set out on a journey of inexplicable importance. In the familiar surroundings of upper-class comfort not even stupidity stands in the way of these two and their ingenious discoveries.


Slowly, it dawns on them however, that not everything is as it once was, for what is Nobility without riches, servants and reason?

All the things that constantly move back and forth are the essence of restlessness! Yet, we find in these motions an intrinsic comfort, as if they remind us of an experience before consciousness.


The performance aims to combine the explosiveness and action of circus with the human physical response to gentle constant movement.


Performers and creation: Luis Sartori do Vale and Thom Monckton

Light design: Jere Mönkkönen

Sound design: Petteri Rajanti

Production: Kallo Collective

Co-producer: Dynamo Workspace for circus and performing arts (DK)

Supporters: Cirko (FI), NouNous Festival (FI), Samuel Huber Art Foundation (FI), Danish Arts foundation (DK), Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture

Demo: NouNous Festival 2019

Premiere: January 31st 2020 @Dynamo Workspace, Odense, Denmark

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