Shame-cabaret is the third joint contemporary circus performance by Sakari Männistö and Miika Nuutinen. This production takes a stand on the society’s different forms of personal shame.
Three men and their individual stories of shame carry the production from the start to the end. The fear of failure and the sense of inferiority are hanging in the air naturally intertwining with the shame inherited, carrying one’s own parents’ mistakes made. Poetry, juggling and knife throwing add flavour to the stories in Häpeä-kabaree.
“The performance is funny and awful, it’s sickening, and at the same time amusing.”
- Jussi Tossavainen, Helsingin Sanomat
Design and performance: Sakari Männistö, Miika Nuutinen, Mika Mäkinen
Poems: Miika Nuutinen
Lighting design: Marianne Nyberg and Mika Mäkinen
Graphics: Ossi Hiekkala
Producers: Agit-Cirk, together with Cirko – Center for new circus and Stoa the Cultural Centre of Eastern Helsinki
Sponsors: Arts Council of Finland and Finnish cultural foundation
In co-operation: Sirkus Supiainen