VAARNA

© Teo Lanerva

 

 

 

 

Vaarna is a surrealistic performance that blends juggling, installation art, and physical theatre. Hypnotic and mesmerising to the senses, it creates a dialogue between the imaginations of both the performer and the spectator by presenting lighthearted and touching images that evoke different emotions and thoughts, depending on the viewers’ personal experiences.


A kinetic and disorienting performance of motion and mood, Vaarna’s breathtaking light design, soulful music, and the jugglers’ object manipulation combine into an artistically versatile experience that is curious and playful, personal and touching – like a stream of consciousness in visual form.


Vaarna is result of a two years of collaboration between the jugglers, light designer and sound designer interested in creating a performance which gathers their different art forms into a unifying kinetic and disorienting exprerience of motion and mood. Together, creating a performance like a visual stream of consciousness, a real treat for eyes and mind.


Vaarna was awarded with Valo-säde for the most accomplished light design of the year 2021. Award is granted annually by Finnish light, sound and multimedia association SVÄV.


Duration : 60min

 

VAARNA


Credits : Mikael Kukkula


PREMIERE 2021

CONCEPT AND PERFORMANCE

Olli Vuorinen

Isak Lindberg / Merri Heikkilä


OUTSIDE EYE

Thom Monkton

 

LIGHT DESIGN

Teo Lanerva

 

MUSIC / SOUND DESIGN

Petteri Rajanti

 

COSTUMES

Anne Jämsä

Elina Tuomisto

 

PRODUCTION

Nuua

PRAGMA Helsinki


SUPPORT

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Kulturgjuteriet Borrby

Samuel Huber foundation


PREMIERE

September 2021

Cirko - new circus center


AWARDS

Valosäde 2021, from SVÄV.

Award for an accomplished lighting design