Nuua: Vaarna

Nuua: Vaarna

In the border between new circus and installation art

Vaarna is an old Finnish word meaning an either wooden nail or a peg that is used to hold the circus tent in the ground and keep it in place.

Vaarna is in the border between new circus and installation art. A surrealistic performance where installation art, juggling and physical theatre meets in obscure environment creating a performance that guides our senses in a hypnotic and mesmerising ways. With kinetic sculptures and big objects manipulated by two jugglers Vaarna brings out the prestige of a simple graphical forms turning them into eccentric visual experiences.

Graphical shapes and scenographical elements of the performance comes alive in the hands of the jugglers and surrealistic physical theatre creates playful images to present our personal obsessions as artists. Creating a visually touching and personal trip, like a stream of consciousness, a real treat for eyes and mind.

NB! Performance includes loud noises and strobe lighting effects.

Running time 60min
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation +8
Tickets 30/16,50€
Thu 2.9. at 18:00 Fri 3.9. at 18:00 Tue 7.9. at 18:00 Wed 8.9. at 18:00 Thu 9.9. at 18:00 Sun 12.9. at 15:00


Artistic concept & performance

Isak Lindberg & Olli Vuorinen

Light design

Teo Lanerva

Music & sound design

Petteri Rajanti


Nuua & PRAGMA Helsinki

Costume design

Anne Jämsä

Costume construction

Elina Tuomisto