Agit-Cirk & Makeshift Company: Ghost Town

Agit-Cirk & Makeshift Company: Ghost Town

Ghost Town is an exhilarating piece about the end

Life’s repeating patterns become untethered as the end approaches, but can we escape by breaking out of the loop? Or should we follow the road to its natural conclusion?

Taking the audience on a journey from a broken-down car in the middle of the desert to an unexpected climax, Ghost Town combines circus, dance, media art and live foley, with world renown collaborators: Heikki Kossi, Jessica Hung Han Yun, Emma Lister, Sakari Männistö, Aku Meriläinen, Emmi Pennanen and Alice Williamson.

Ghost Town is divided into three sections:

Pre-performance: 90 min
Performance: 80 min
Post-performance: 30 min

There is an an audience discussion after performance on 23 March.

Agit-Cirk (FIN) has been producing contemporary circus since 2005. The collective members work in the fields of circus, music and poetry; their mission is to create innovative, high-level, multidisciplinary circus arts. Their performances have been seen in Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, New Zealand and the U.S.A.

Makeshift Company (UK) foregrounds collaboration and stories, combining circus and dance to make theatrical pieces, podcasts and photo series. Their previous full length piece, Insomniac’s Fable, premiered in 2017 and has toured the UK and Finland.

Running time ca. 3,5h
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation 12+
Tickets 30/16,50 €
Wed 16.3. at 17:30 Fri 18.3. at 17:30 Sat 19.3. at 12:30 Sat 19.3. at 17:30 Wed 23.3. at 17:30 Thu 24.3. at 17:30 Fri 25.3. at 17:30 Sat 26.3. at 12:30 Sat 26.3. at 17:30

Credits

Concept, direction

Emma Lister

Concept, direction, circus

Sakari Männistö

Choreography, direction, dance

Emmi Pennanen

Direction, foley

Heikki Kossi

Direction, media arts

Aku Meriläinen

Lighting design

Jessica Hung Han Yun

Art design, puppet design

Alice Williamson

Dramaturge

Jarkko Lehmus