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The Veil Project brings an aerialist and a cat that dances to its own tune together on stage

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How does thought travel in the layers of the mind? In the Veil Project performance, the human mind is seen as a tangled web of curtains, lights, ropes and acrobatics. The performance is the second full-length modern circus performance by the Reflectors team. The Veil Project will premiere at Stoa on Wednesday 23 September at 7 pm.

Aerialist Salla Hakanpää shares the stage with a cat in The Veil Project performance. Image: Mitro Härkönen.
Aerialist Salla Hakanpää shares the stage with a cat in The Veil Project performance. Image: Mitro Härkönen.

The Veil Project is trying to catch the movement of thought in the layers of the mind. The piece tries to make the space where ideas and intentions reside in the form of an unfiltered bundle, before comprehension, visible with the help of curtains, light, rope and acrobatics. When the curtain is lifted, the new direction of the thought process is revealed, an impossible question – followed most likely by a second curtain.

As part of the show, a cat wonders within and through the core of the bundle and meets with the structured movement of aerialist Salla Hakanpää, the raising and lowering curtains and the gaze of the audience – if it so pleases.

The Veil Project is the second full-length modern circus performance by the Reflectors team. Visual elements, sound, movement and text share equal parts of the performance, weaving the entity together.

The group consists of project whisperer and lighting and video designer Ainu Palmu, aerialist Salla Hakanpää, who uses her mind to create content, Anne Jämsä, who thinks of ways to express thoughts and designs wardrobe, dramaturge and thought clarifier Eira Virekoski as well as sound designer Joonas Pehrsson, who creates sounds for things that there are no words for.

Performances:
Wed 23 September 2020 at 7 pm
Fri 25 September 2020 at 1 and 7 pm
Sat 26 September 2020 at 7 pm
Sun 27 September 2020 at 3 pm


The duration of the performance is approximately 60 minutes. Recommended age: 12+


In co-operation with:
Zero Gravity Company

The performance was rehearsed at residences in Stockholm (Cirkus Cirkör, CirkörLAB) and in Helsinki (Cirko – Center for New Circus and Stoa) as well as in Joensuu (Sirkus Supiainen) in periods of roughly one month at a time, the first of which took place in late 2018.

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Contacts

Project whisperer Ainu Palmu
040 566 5282
ainupalmu@gmail.com

Cultural Producer Monika Silander-Stolt
050 382 8151
monika.silander@hel.fi

Communications contact person:
Project Planner
Terhi Honkio
tel. 040 169 9706, terhi.honkio@hel.fi
City of Helsinki, Culture and Leisure
Communications and Marketing Services

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Aerialist Salla Hakanpää shares the stage with a cat in The Veil Project performance. Image: Mitro Härkönen.
Aerialist Salla Hakanpää shares the stage with a cat in The Veil Project performance. Image: Mitro Härkönen.
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