Karhuryhmä made it’s first performance 2009. At the moment Karhuryhmä has new production coming. The new project is titled The Persistence of Loss
Samuli Männistö: circus artist and director
Laura Poranen: set designer (MA), puppet maker and juggler. She also works as circus teacher and visual theatre performer.
Vespa Laine: light designer (MA)
Director: Samuli Männistö
Performer: Samuli Männistö
Set and costume design: Laura Poranen
Light design: Vespa Laine
Music: King Missile/ John S. Hall
Production: Sirkus Supiainen
The King Missile is based on sharp text and lyrics of American poet John S. Hall.
The King Missile is raw contemporary circus with deep content. It speaks out social facts about our every day life. It’s ironic, touching and ugly in elegant way. The King Missile is visual circus performance with high class juggling and object manipulation.
The King Missile is a collage, an ironic view inside a man’s head. It is full of severed thoughts. It brings together thoughts about pain, poetry, music and circus.
The King Missile launches and strikes and as always with deathly weapons, someone ends up bleeding.
The performance has been supported by:
Finnish Cultural Foundation Regional fund of Uusimaa, Arts Council of Finland
The King Missile was first performed on the 11th of June 2009 in Korjaamo Theatre,
in Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
Bestkyst festival, Stavenger, Norway 2009
Turku, Finland 9. -11.4. 2010
Theatrescene festival Cologne, Germany 22.5. -29.5.2010
531 -festival of new juggling, Helsinki, Finland 23.10.2010
Vitus- festival, Rovaniemi, Finland 14.11.2010