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.