Sivuhenkilöt: There’s no room for my wings

Sivuhenkilöt: There’s no room for my wings

Awkward situations at workplace

There’s no room for my wings, by the Sivuhenkilöt working group, is a new premiere in which limbs hanging in the air meet awkward situations, collapsing office furniture and love for a human being. It tells a tale of emotional exclusion and reveals how things buried within tend to come out in the worst possible situation.

The fictional workplace sells personalised mugs and wall decals. Live Laugh Love. Smile every day. Unlike the slogans on the mugs, the hopes and emotions of the company’s five employees do not stay in line but fly out like birds against windows. The performance consists of aerial acrobatics, physical theatre, wings, weight, laughter and shame.

Sivuhenkilöt is a group founded in 2016 to combine modern circus and theatre, to celebrate astounding abilities and to seek ambiguous stage scenes. The group’s first performance called Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks) premiered at Suomenlinna in 2016 and received glowing reviews.

The show is realised in co-operation with Helsinki Festival.

Language of the show is Finnish. Script in English is available at Cirko’s ticket sales before performance.

Running time ca. 90 min
Location & accessibility Cirko – Center for New Circus
Age recommendation +12
Tickets 28,00/17,50 €
Wed 4.9. at 19:00 Fri 6.9. at 19:00 Sat 7.9. at 19:00 Sun 8.9. at 16:00 Wed 11.9. at 19:00 Fri 13.9. at 19:00 Sat 14.9. at 19:00 Sun 15.9. at 16:00 Wed 18.9. at 19:00 Thu 19.9. at 19:00 Fri 20.9. at 19:00 Sun 22.9. at 16:00


Eira Virekoski


Alma Lehmuskallio

Concept design

Henna Kaikula, Alma Lehmuskallio, Eira Virekoski

Performers and co-designers

Anne-Mari Alaspää, Milla Järvinen, Henna Kaikula, Saku Mäkelä, Eero Vesterinen

Set & costume design

Janne Vasama and Riina Nieminen

Set and costume design assistance

Oscar Dempsey

Set construction

Janne Vasama, Riina Nieminen, Oscar Dempsey, Albert Sundström and Nicke von Weissenberg

Sound design

Joonas Outakoski

Lighting design

Ainu Palmu

Hair & makeup

Tia Kokljuschkin


Emilia Hänninen




Helsinki Festival, Cirko

Supported by

Koneen Säätiö, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, Taiteen edistämiskeskus