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Performance (2022)

An exhilarating piece about The End

Life’s repeating patterns become untethered as the end approaches, but can we escape by breaking out of the loop? Or should we follow the road to its natural conclusion?

The performance received Videosäde Award 2023, which is given to the video design of the year.

Ghost Town goes deep into the theme of the end. Like in an hourglass, the desert sand trickles from the roof into the children’s inflatable pool. Everything, even a human body is temporary and expiring. Will the world end in ice or fire? Ghosts from the past are reaching or will the scorpion arrive first?
- HS Emma Vainio, 17.3.2022

Multidisclipinary Ghost Town exhilarates despite its dark themes — the performance is an amazing collaboration between different fields.
- Emma Vainio, Helsingin Sanomat 17.3.2022

Ghost Town… is a performance that leaves a mark.  What kind of imprint it is depends on which of the performances becomes the most important to you.  It is impressive and thought-provoking, but neither gloomy nor hopeless.
- Annikki Alku, Demokraatti 17.3.2022

Uniqueness and live action are the bases of Ghost Town. Everything that happens on the stage: what the audience see or hear, are live. Juggling, dance, media art as well as soundscape.
- Annikki Alku, Demokraatti 17.3.2022

Taking the audience on a journey from a broken-down car in the middle of the desert to an unexpected climax. Ghost Town combines circus, dance, media art and live foley, with world renown collaborators.

Emma Lister, concept, direction
Sakari Männistö, concept, direction, circus
Emmi Pennanen, choreography, direction, dance
Heikki Kossi, direction, foley
Aku Meriläinen, direction, media-art
Jessica Hung Han Yun, lighting design
Alice Williamson, costume and puppet design
Jarkko Lehmus, dramaturge
Nanni Vapaavuori, associate lighting designer

THANKS TO Jenna Broas (associate choreography), Onni Toivonen (associate juggling)
IN COOPERATION Makeshift Company
PRODUCTION PARTNER Cirko - Centre for new circus in Finland
SUPPORTERS Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Fund, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Finnish Institute UK, Louhitalo

PHOTOS Minja Kaukoniemi

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