Past Productions
On Stage
Recover Laboratory On Stage is a selection of performances that are suitable for stages and more traditional performing spaces. The performances combine often contemporary circus with other forms of art. Here you can find our past "On Stage" productions.
Chocolate Hoop
The performer licked the hands of the sculptor. The chocolate melts on the performer’s skin with every twirl of the hoop, with every twirl of the hoop, with every twirl of the hoop, with every twirl of the hoop, with every twirl of the hoop.
A visual artist sculpted a hoop with chocolate and plastic. The equipment made out of chocolate melts away along with the movement of the performer. The air is hot, the chocolate smells sweet. The melted chocolate transplants the equipment onto the performer’s skin.
The sculptor sculpts. The equipments come and go. It’s the twirl of the hoop. The hoop smears the performer’s body in chocolate. We know this is a half-naked female body covered in chocolate. So what? Let’s talk about it.
Performer: Miradonna Sirkka with one hoop.
The space falls quietly into soft darkness, as the gliding movement and the harmonious electronic music adjust themselves smoothly to each other.
BALANCE is two performers on a stage, creating a tranquil exchange that escalates slowly into a harmonious climax. The performers make use of sensory percussion drum technology and one single hoop. Sound and movement fulfil each other into an equilibrium; whereas movement is conducted within the boundaries of the body and the equipment, sound can travel anywhere in the space. Through this, we search a total harmony between performers.
Performers: Aleksi Kinnunen. Miradonna Sirkka
Director: Sofi Häkkinen
Tape Or Die Fun Serious Lying
Silver duct tape stretches from the ceiling and wraps around the towers of cardboard boxes on the floor; reaches out from walls and the floor. Two performers enter the space, and start playing with everything in sight; the drummer beats the boxes and gently strokes them with makeshift sticks; the circus artist does aerial acrobatics hanging from the duct tape. They trash the sculpture installation with joy and passion, creating a new work from the chaos and destruction.
First, the visual artist builds a sculpture installation of cardboard boxes and duct tape, that takes up the whole room / or the stage. The tape stretches from the ceiling and wraps around the towers of cardboard boxes, walls and floor. Then the performing artists enter this spiderweb; a musician and a circus artist. They use the material of the installation to create sound and movement. They trash the sculpture installation made by the artist, who is also the director of the piece.
The performers seem to be playing in the sculpture, destroying it and simultaneously trying to disturb each other’s movement, creating a chaos that only ends with exhaustion and final stillness. At times the usage of equipments can be harsh and at times very gentle. The performers work their way through the whole installation, and when they leave, the sculpture installation is not destroyed, but a different work of art.
Performers: Aleksi Kinnunen, Miradonna Sirkka
Direction and visual artist: Sofi Häkkinen
The work was supported by Tesa.