a show Galapiat Cirque / collectif MAD - created in april 2012
under Big Top or proscenium stage version - duration 1h 15 – from 5 years and older
The seven artists that make up Mad in Finland have in common the fact that they are circus women, are Finnish and have left their country to live from their passion for the circus.
With lots of humour, love and energy, the seven women of Mad in Finland reveal their country, how they perceive or dream about it. An imaginary and reinvented Finland where Finnish depression has something magical about it, where the harshness of climate engenders strong natures.
The show is also about circus because that is what the artists are fully immersed in, having chosen to live on the road, perform in Big Tops and showing to the best of their abilities very skilled techniques.
These seven women express themselves through different circus skills: swinging trapeze, tightrope walking, aerial silks, balance board, acrobatics, trapeze duet and live music.
Authors and performers :
Elice Abonce Muhonen (swinging trapeze, bass,drums and singing)
Mirja Jauhiainen (Trapeze, string bass, bass and singing)
Sanna Kopra (trapeze, sound effects, singing)
Stina Kopra (acrobatics, balance board, drums and singing) or Katerina Repponen (antipodism, bass and singing)
Heini Koskinen (aerial silks, violin and singing) or Viivi Roiha (vertical rope and singing)
Sanja Kosonen or Ulla Tikka (Tightrope walking, guitar and singing)
Lotta Paavilainen (acrobatics, balance board, drums, key-flute and singing) or Jenni Kallo (clown, drums and singing)
Outside ear:Rémi Sciuto
Lighting design:Gautier Gravelle or Jean Ceunebroucke or Nicolas Le Clézio
Production manager and props:Luc Mainaud
Head of sound: Mathias Lejosne
Tour manager:Louise-Michèle You - L'Avant Courrier
Office manager:Yvain Lemattre
Production : Galapiat Cirque
Supports : La Cascade, Maison des arts du Clown et du Cirque, Arts Council of Finland, La Comédie de Caen, Centre Dramatique National de Normandie (14) ; La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, Cherbourg Octeville (50)