Lähtö / Départ

There is a woman and a man, who have a complicated relationship. Confused, they stand on a stage, surrounded by clothes. Feelings and thoughts are expressed through the movement of their bodies – and the movement of the clothes, which have a life of their own.

Lähtö / Départ is the latest production of visual theatre & circus company WHS. Directed by magician and visual artist Kalle Nio, the performance brings to the stage a couple that has drifted apart from each other and is now floating in the middle of dreamlike imagery and illusions. Inspired by the work of 19th century magicians’ stage illusions, the performance creates a mysterious atmosphere where absurd humor and tragedy alternate. The piece will provide a unique theatre experience in which circus, magic, dance, clothing design and visual arts merge.

Direction: Kalle Nio
Choreography: Vera Selene Tegelman & Kalle Nio
Performers: Kalle Nio ja Vera Selene Tegelman
Costumes: Mila Moisio ja Kaisa Rissanen
Music and sound design: Samuli Kosminen
Lighting: Jere Mönkkönen
Videos: Matias Boettge & Kalle Nio
Production: WHS
Supported by : Les Migrateurs / associés pour les Arts du Cirque, Koneen Säätiö, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Taiteen keskustoimikunta and Alfred Kordelinin Rahasto.