ALL THIS AND 10 000 HEARTBEATS
"It was November 5th
I remember walking to the hospital but I don’t remember much else. I was thinking about my mother.
The lights at the hospital were too bright and everyone was too kind for me."
Since January 2019 Sisus Sirkus is creating a new Show, with the working title „All this and 10 000 Heartbeats“.
Based on personal experiences of the performers “All this and 10 000 Heartbeats” wants to talk about the topic of abortion. Even in the year 2019 abortion is still a taboo subject.
We approach the topic through decision making and the different emotions it raises. These feelings and the complexity of decision making create strong atmospheres on the stage as well as physical movements on the ground and in the air. In addition to contemporary circus (Washington trapeze, Swinging Trapeze), the performance includes speech and elements of performance art.
Inka talked about the show and her personal experience with abortion with the podcast Yaya Talk. You can listen to it here!
So far we had a residency in Cirko (January 2019), were pitching during Subcase (February 2019) and had a residency in Jatka 78 (november 2019). The project aims to premiere in the End of 2021.
Currently we are looking for residencies, a sound designer, a costume designer, funding and bookings for and after the premiere.
Inka Pehkonen, performer and artistic concept
Iida Sipilä, performer and artistic concept
Jenny Mansikkasalo, director and artistic concept
Farina Berndt, production
Jere Mönkkönen, lighting design