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KAJAANISTA KUUHUN
On Stage // Hoop & Drum
Golden metallic hoops clatter ferociously with the limitless drumming and the spinning of the spiral plastic tube.
Aleksi Hornborg
Kajaanista Kuuhun combines hoop manipulation and live drums, directed by a visual artist. It is a dispute between the two performers and their respective equipments. It is an imaginary journey from the small Finnish town of Kajaani, all the way to the Moon. During the journey we experience long limbs, loss of gravity, moonquakes, rattle and electric shocks.
The tension between sound and movement can be so intense that it is impossible to separate the two. Similarly, the performers work as a unit, taking different kinds of roles fluidly during the performance, and carrying it forth together. The performers are consciously letting go of the artist’s self-censorship and self-consciousness.
Performers: Miradonna Sirkka, Aleksi Kinnunen
Director: Sofi Häkkinen
Technical info
Duration 15 minutes
Equipment Hula hoops, drum set
Audience Frontal public, can be adapted to circular. Not interactive. All ages. No participant limit.
Location Suitable both indoor and outdoor events. Not possible if raining.
Space Minimum 4 x 5 meters wide and 2,5 meters high.
Floor Hard, stable, clean, dry surface.
Sound Acoustic in smaller venues, but for larger crowds or outside events a P.A. system is required. The P.A. should be high quality with sufficient power to supply a clean, undistorted sound.
Preparation 30 minutes to build up, 20 minutes to take down.
Other Space for warming up.
Aleksi Hornborg ja Iida-Liina Linnea Sofi Häkkinen