© 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
Credits : Mikael Kukkula
Isak Lindberg / Merri Heikkilä
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Samuel Huber foundation
Cirko - new circus center