DISCONNECTION is a contemporary circus performance, which deals with creating connections between people. The work uses a pantomime horse as a metaphor for the relationship, or better, the break of the bond. The acrobatic duet of the horse’s head (Saana Leppänen) and the butt (Armas Lintusaari) shows plenty of functioning, yet surprising, methods for making the connection.  The connection becomes unstable as the horse’s head dreams about cowboy life, whereas the horse’s butt prefers to walk on the catwalk. Meanwhile, the horse’s trainer (Noomi Forslund) envies the connection between the head and the butt so much that she decides to cut herself in half.

The horse’s halves and their instructor create a reality full of absurd humour that plays with horse numbers of traditional circus. The performance shows acrobatics, Cyr-wheel, hair suspension, aerial acrobatics, mask theatre and contemporary dance.

Even though we have created many new ways to connect with others, we are all more or less disconnected from each other due the COVID-pandemia. Now that we slowly can gather together, it is essential to deal with collective experiences of disconnection by feeling and enjoying. DISCONNECTION is tuned in between melancholic slowness, physical comedy, and visual beauty. It provides the audience with the setting to laugh, wonder, and have a good time together.

There is an audience discussion after performance on the 17th February.

Running time 60 min
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation 5+
Tickets 30/16,50€
Thu 10.2. at 19:00 Fri 11.2. at 19:00 Sat 12.2. at 15:00 Sat 12.2. at 19:00 Wed 16.2. at 19:00 Thu 17.2. at 19:00 Fri 18.2. at 19:00 Sat 19.2. at 15:00 Sat 19.2. at 19:00


Concept and direction

Meri-Maija Näykki


Armas Lintusaari, Noomi Forslund, Saana Leppänen

Sound design and music

Markus Tapio

Lighting design

Veli-Matti Timoskainen

Costume design

Enna Paavilainen

Stage design

Meri-Maija Näykki

Stage design production

Jaana Puustinen


Tanssiteatteri Minimi


Petra Tiihonen, Meri-Maija Näykki, Rauli Katajavuori


Taiteen Edistämiskeskus

In collaboration with

Sirkus Supiainen