CANCELLED NouNous Festival: Pendulum

CANCELLED NouNous Festival: Pendulum


Pendulum is two aristocrats’ cavalcade of self-reinforcing idiocracies and a peculiar fascination with everything that sways, cradles or swings. Two noblemen set out on a journey of inexplicable importance. In the familiar surroundings of upper-class comfort not even stupidity stands in the way of these two and their ingenious discoveries. Slowly, it dawns on them however, that not everything is as it once was, for what is Nobility without riches, servants and reason?

All the things that constantly move back and forth is the essence of restlessness! Yet, we find in these motions an intrinsic comforting, as if they remind us of an experience before consciousness.

The performance aims to combine the explosiveness and action of circus with the human physical response to gentle constant movement.

Running time 50 min
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation +7
Tue 1.12. at 19:00 Wed 2.12. at 20:30 Sat 5.12. at 20:30


Creation and performers

Luis Sartori do Vale and Thom Monckton

Light design

Jere Mönkkönen

Sound design

Petteri Rajanti


Kallo Collective


Dynamo Workspace for circus and performing arts


Arts Promotion Centre, Samuel Huber foundation, CIrko, NouNous Festival, Danish Arts Foundation, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture