Keskusteluja / Discussions

Keskusteluja focuses on the themes of communication and the lack of it. In the performance circus and video projections also communicate with the fresh music of varying tones composed for the performance by Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen Kluster.

The performance’s strong visual quality reflects the course of time. Trough the means of moveable projection surfaces, the choreography of the circus arts grows into a choreography of the whole stage. Images from an old silent movie are combined with modern-time video sequences. Time and reality levels interlace and mix. Identity and communication stretch over almost a whole decade, as the performers pinned in present-day encounter the visual world that has been chosen and modified from a 1920’s movie.

Ville Walo & Kalle Nio: Keskusteluja / Discussions

Composing of performance: collective creation
Performers: Ville Walo and Kalle Nio
Music: Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen / Kluster.
Costumes and sets: Anne Jämsä
Light design: Marianne Lagus
Light Operator: Ainu Palmu
Sound design: Heikki Iso-Ahola
Sound Operator: Joonas Pehrsson
Video: Kalle Nio.
Old silent film: Aelita, Soviet Union 1924, dir. Yakov Protazanov
Production: WHS, Kiasma Theatre, Cirko – Centre for New Circus, Association for New Juggling, and Centre des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie.

Duration: 65 minutes
Premiere: 2006