Race Horse Company’s O’DD is a contemporary circus show inspired by sci-fi. It examines transformation and human ways of being under powerful external forces. Virtuoso trampolinist Rauli Dahlberg’s ambitious solo performance transports us to a futuristic and dreamlike world of contemporary circus.
The performance ponders human desire to improve through reincarnation: are we ever a clean slate, a tabula rasa, given that from the moment of our birth, we exist on a deeply human continuum?Show more
This discipline defying spectacle is choreographed by acclaimed dance choreographer Jarkko Mandelin. Mandelin’s ultra-physical signature works organically combine martial arts with contemporary dance, promising fireworks on stage.
The show’s wordless movement and object manipulation are amplified by its dreamlike soundscape, created by a true pioneer of live looping Miro Mantere, and the compelling audio-visual experience is further enhanced by Jere Mönkkönen and Eero Alava’s lighting design.
Race Horse Company is one of the finest contemporary circus companies in Finland. The RHC is renowned for its rough-and-ready style that is equal parts physical, uncompromising, and technically sophisticated. Internationally widely successful, the company’s shows are based on aesthetics of chaos, black humour, and surprise.
Creation Rauli Dahlberg
Director Rauli Dahlberg
Choreographer Jarkko Mandelin
Music and sound design Miro Mantere
On Stage Rauli Dahlberg & Miro Mantere
Set Design Rauli Dahlberg & Jere Mönkkönen
Dress Design Vivi Raila & Janni Turtiainen
Lighting Jere Mönkkönen & Eero Alava
Production Race Horse Company
In cooperation with Cirko – Centre for Contemporary Circus, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Saari Residence, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Samuel Huber Arts Foundation
O’DD in Louhi Hall 10 to 12 Septebmer 2020.