Kaaos Company: Principia

Kaaos Company: Principia

Principia is the first collaboration between the dancers of the inclusive Kaaos Company, choreographer Kati Raatikainen, contemporary circus artist Jenny Mansikkasalo, sound designer Roy Boswell, scenographer Aino Koski, costume designer Piia Rinne and lighting designer Milla Martikainen. The piece examines the basis of bodily existence and encounters. Performers Sally Davison, Georgie Goater, Kadar Khristan, Jenny Mansikkasalo and Noora Västinen live in it in relation to time, space, gravity and each other hanging, dangling, rotating, falling, liberated and weirded, intertwining with each other and transforming from one shape to another.

The performers move between the ground, air, and aerials exploring the sensorial experience of being human. The slowly opening landscape of bodies, as well as movement, offers a continuum of evolution to appear to the viewer.

For the viewer the performance gives the opportunity to get in touch with personal bodily sensations safely, from a chosen distance. The audience will arrive at the show in two different groups according to pre-announced arrival times.

Kaaos Company, founded in 2010, is a Helsinki-based integrated dance company that challenges questions related to normativity and disability through bodily art. The Company’s work redirects and builds the “as is”-ness of the body and brings out questions about equality and discrimination. Choreographer Kati Raatikainen’s work has been guided by the same principles. In her work she aims to try out ways in which to organise the eco-social field in a more just and equal way.

Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation 8+
Tickets 10/20/30 €
Wed 13.4. at 19:00 Thu 14.4. at 19:00 Sat 16.4. at 19:00 Sun 17.4. at 19:00

Working Group

Choreographic framework and direction

Kati Raatikainen

Aerial acrobatics facilitation

Jenny Mansikkasalo

Somatic facilitation

Sally Davison


Sally Davison, Georgie Goater, Kadar Khristan, Jenny Mansikkasalo, Noora Västinen

Sound design

Roy Boswell

Lighting design

Milla Martikainen

Costume design

Piia Rinne


Aino Koski


Inari Pesonen

Production assistant

Emmi Vainio


Kaaos Company, DanceAbility Finland ry

Supported by

Koneen Säätiö, Taiteen edistämiskeskus