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Cirko Guest

Joona Halonen: Tight

After the knot is opened one first feels slightly lonely: that binding embrace is over. 

The events portrayed in the performance rise out of the need of the associative and experience-oriented mind to get as close to itself as possible. The choreographic process explores the spaces between the lines to release an echo that reveals more of the energy of the self. Travelling towards sense and senselessness, inside which I draw my first breath to hear my own heart beat.

Choreographer, dancer Joona Halonen is known for his dark, minimalistic and poetic worlds where the stage is given to motion and the body.

Halonen's new performance Tight is created especially for the high Maneesi hall of Cirko in Suvilahti. The workgroup consists of many of Halonen's usual collaborators but also new artistic partners: in addition to Joona Halonen, it features dancers Arttu Palmio, Marika Peura, Guillermo Sarduy and Katri Soini, sound designer Tuuli Kyttälä, spatial designer Salla Salin, lighting designer Johannes Hallikas and costume designer Minttu Vesala.

The show may include loud voices. Earplugs can be asked from the entrance.

Before premier 8.9. Pre-talk 18.15–18.45 at Reaturant Lämpo

Post-performance discussion after the show on 12.9.


  • Choreography: Joona Halonen
  • Sound desing: Tuuli Kyttälä
  • Spatial design: Salla Salin
  • Lighting design: Johannes Hallikas
  • Costume design: Minttu Vesala
  • Dancers: Arttu Palmio, Marika Peura, Guillermo Sarduy, Katri Soini
  • Assistant: Taru Miettinen
  • Producer: Ulrika Vilke
  • Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Cirko – Center for New Circus, Joona Halonen

Performance details

Tickets starting from

16,50 / 27,50 €

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