100 000 000 %

A reality show for hoops and drums

Recover Laboratory’s new show made for a traditional stage is called 100 000 000 %! It is a two-performer reality show for hoops and drums directed by a visual artist. They really do give one hundred million percent in this show. The artwork will premiere in 2021, in Cirko, Helsinki.
Together the visual artist Sofi Häkkinen, circus artist Miradonna Sirkka, and musician Aleksi Kinnunen have put together a show that looks like a durational exhibition on stage. First you see one artwork, one scene, then they slide in to the next one - and so on. The performance follows the familiar form of a reality show: there is a structure of tasks, a bit of interviews, but anything can happen at any time. Every show is different, as familiar know from live TV. The audience is also invited to participate if they wish – you'll find out how when you see it!
The trio wanted to put their weirdest and funniest thoughts on stage, things that made them laugh and get excited. They also wanted to go to the other side of all the glamour often associated with stage performers. They are shown as they are: real and a bit trashy. They do their best but the struggle is real.
100 000 000 % combines traditional drumming and the newest electronic drum technology with shape-shifting hoops, sweaty movement, and wonderfully ugly reality-show-styled video art. The piece brings together our experience of human contact (which we have accumulated in our immersive and site-specific labyrinths ) and the traditional stage situation.

Come witness what happens on this real life reality show made in front of the audience's eyes, on stage.

Duration is 60 minutes. Suitable for 15 years and older. The show does not apologise for existing, and it is not interactive - audience is seated in a traditional stand.
Technical info
Duration 60 minutes
Equipments We bring acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, round and spiral plastic tubes, a stone, plastic chairs, metal hoops, a contact microphone, reality tv videos.
Sound & Video High quality P.A. system is required; one with sufficient power to supply a clean, undistorted sound. One good quality video projector with an HDMI input.
Audience Frontal public. Not interactive. Aimed to audiences over 15 years but is suitable also for all ages.
Location Black box. A full black out needed. Minimum 6 x 6 m wide and 3 m high. Hard, stable, clean, and dry floor surface.
Preparation 2 hours, 1 hour to take down
Other Space for warming up
Direction & visual elements:
Sofi Häkkinen

Miradonna Sirkka (hoops)
Aleksi Kinnunen (drums)

Inna Huttunen / Recover Laboratory
This show travels light and easy!
Contact Inna Huttunen for bookings by email:
The artwork has been supported by TAIKE, City of Helsinki, Cirko - Center for New Cirkus and Cirkör LAB.