Creation 2013 • Company Nuua
“Inside a forest of helium balloons, a small balloon follows one of the artists, as if it was a little bird on a leash, learning how to fly. In the background, attached from the wrist to a bouquet of balloons, someone seems to be lifted up to the air.”
In a peculiar and oneiric universe, populated with helium balloons, two artists dialogue with each other and with their objects. Far from being ordinary objects, the balloons have their own life. The artists seem to talk, and actually interact with the physical will of their own tools.
Combining object manipulation, juggling, acrobatics and physical theatre, with hints of puppeteering and magic, LENTO is a research on risk, control, obsession and nostalgia.
The visual theater and contemporary circus company NUUA was founded in 2012, by the Finnish circus artist Olli Vuorinen and the Brazilian artist Luis Sartori do Vale.
Nuua is one the Finland’s next generation companies in the field of contemporary circus. In a short period Nuua has taken it’s place in the international scene of performing arts.
Nuua’s first performance ”Lento” (2013) have reached over 35 000 spectators in 12 different countries.
With strong images and poetic situations, NUUA invites the spectator to celebrate the miracle of flight.
PRE-PREMIERE: 03-06 April 2013 – Cirko, Helsinki, Finland
PREMIERE: 19–21 June 2013 – Mirabilia Festival, Fossano, Italy
Laureate of Circus Next 2012 / 2013
CONCEPT / PERFORMANCE
Luis Sartori do Vale
MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN
Maison des Jonglages (FR)
Jeunes Talents du Cirque Europe (EU)
Circus Next (EU)
La Central del Circ (ES)
Les Migrateurs (FR)
Le Maillon (FR)
Finnish Circus Information Center (FI)
Finnish Culture Foundation (FI)
Koneen Säätiö (FI)
Samuel Huberin Säätiö (FI)
Taiteen Keskustoimikunta (FI)
“Ce spectacle poétique et onirique incline au voyage par-delà la mémoire et les souvenirs,
le passé et le présent, les projets d’avenir et les rêves récurrents (…)”
Veronique Hotte / Théâtre du Blog – 2015
“The intricacies and precision that have been practised and played over a thousand times
are treated as new discoveries, and the whole show is as magical an experience as you could hope to encounter.”
Katharine Kavanagh / The Circus Diaries blog – 13.11.2013
“L’art de la représentation s’inscrit alors dans la simplicité,
où le spectateur retrouve le temps d’un instant ses yeux d’enfant,
où l’émerveillement est sans limite. Et c’est cela, la magie du cirque.”
Pauline Serrano Izurieta / Le Vif – 24.03.2014