"The feminine septuor choir throbs as one heart, jubilant, incandescent, airborne whilst defying the laws of gravity, perspiring profusely with the joy of acting together."
Christiane Dampné – Stradda – juillet 2014
The seven artists that make up Mad in Finland have in common the fact that they are circus women, are Finnish and have left their country to live from their passion for the circus. With lots of humour, love and energy, the seven women of Mad in Finland reveal their country, how they perceive or dream about it. An imaginary and reinvented Finland where Finnish depression has something magical about it, where the harshness of climate engenders strong natures.
The show is also about circus because that is what the artists are fully immersed in, having chosen to live on the road, perform in Big Tops and showing to the best of their abilities very skilled techniques.
These seven women express themselves through different circus skills: swinging trapeze, tightrope walking, handstands, foot juggling, aerial silks, clown, singing and live music.
Artists on stage:
Heini Koskinen or Viivi Roiha,
Sanja Kosonen or Ulla Tikka,
Artists creation 2012:
Elice Abonce Muhonen,
Artistic advisor on music:Rémi Sciuto
Outside eye: Siri Hamari
Lighting design: Gautier Gravelle or Nicolas Gastard
Production manager and props: Bernard Molinier
Head of sound: Mathias Lejosne
Tour manager: L'Avant Courrier - Anne Heuveline
Office manager: Galapiat Cirque - Yvain Lemattre and Camille Rondeau
Photographs and drawing : Sébastien Armengol, Paola Jorquera, Lucce*
Supports : La Cascade, Maison des arts du Clown et du Cirque, Bourg Saint Andéol (07) ; Arts Council of Finland ; La Comédie de Caen, Centre Dramatique National de Normandie (14) ; La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Cherbourg Octeville (50)
TECHNICAL FEATURES :
Creation : 2012
Duration : 75 min
Skills : swinging trapeze, clown, foot juggling, aerial silks, trapeze, tightrope walking, vertical rope, live music
Seating capacity : 500 people
Audience : from 5 years on
Touring specificities : proscenium stage or circular staging; indoor or under big top
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Pictures : Sebastien Armengol, Paola Jorquera, Kai Hansen
Video : edit : A Hakala; music : Leissi & T Sotikoff; filming : H Guinouard & J Soikkeli