Flow-circus:Salla Hakanpää:Surface
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”Pinta by Walo and Hakanpää is a flawlessly considered and cut diamond, maybe the most exceptional and original performance that I have ever seen with a rope. ” Helsingin Sanomat/Jussi Tossavainen, Nov 1, 2013

One of us and a rope. Magical images of weightlessness.  A rope hangs above an empty stage and stealthily it begins to spin. The motion of the twist grows bigger, until the entire rope wriggles and squirms in the air as if haunted by an invisible force, inviting the performer to the stage. Surface-brushing movement ties the eye to the rope’s strong fibres. The rising swirl pulls along, grips intertwine tightly and feet take off from the ground. Reflections ripple on surfaces, spilling on spectator’s skin.

At Oulu August festival, as part of Flow-circus

August 21, at 7pm Culture Centre Valve

August 22, at 2pm Culture Centre Valve

Tickets: 20/15€ from Lippupalvelu

Concept: Salla Hakanpää & working group

Direction: Ville Walo

Performer: Salla Hakanpää

Sound design: Tuuli Kyttälä

Costumes and stage design: Anne Jämsä

Light design: Ainu Palmu

Filming: Teemu Liakka

Editing: Matias Boettge

Production: WHS & Zero Gravity Company

Co-production: Cirko – Center for New Circus

Premiere 2013 Cirko – Center for New Circus

Duration approx. 40 minutes